Foreign ministers of Venezuela and Iran strengthen diplomatic relations during meeting in Tehran
In the context of his official visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, met Monday in Tehran with his Persian counterpart, Javad Zarif, in order to exchange views on issues inherent in the reality of each country and strengthen ties of cooperation and solidarity.
The Venezuelan diplomat arrived in the Iranian capital this Sunday, where he develops high-level meetings with authorities of this Middle Eastern allied country.
During the bilateral meeting, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister said that both countries have “agreed on the need to defend and strengthen International Law, the UN Charter and Multilateralism”.
En Teherán nos reunimos con el hermano Canciller @JZarif. Revisamos temas de geopolítica mundial y nuestra relación estratégica bilateral. Ambos hemos coincidido en la necesidad de defender y fortalecer el Derecho Internacional, la Carta de la ONU y el Multilateralismo pic.twitter.com/xANNyGRt93
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) January 20, 2020
Both foreign ministers held several meetings in 2019. On April 24 they had the opportunity to talk in the framework of the first celebration of the “International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace”, held at the headquarters of the United Nations Organization (UN) , in New York, United States.
Subsequently, on July 19, Minister Arreaza received Zarif at the Maiquetía Airport, on the occasion of his participation in the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which took place in Caracas. On this occasion, the Iranian Foreign Minister considered the resistance of the Venezuelan people to be very important against the pressures of the United States government, which he described as having a destabilizing presence in the region.
Diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Iran date back to the 60s of the last century, influenced by the oil trade, but it is with the Bolivarian Revolution that cooperation is diversified and the ties of brotherhood and solidarity are strengthened thanks to the efforts of Commander Hugo Chavez, firmly continued by President Nicolás Maduro Moros.