President Maduro, Foreign Minister Zarif hold meeting in Caracas

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting on Thursday with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in order to continue strengthening the strategic, cooperation, solidarity-based relations between their countries.

At the meeting, also attended by Venezuela’s First Lady Cilia Flores, Executive Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez and Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, they reviewed the agreements and alliances established by Caracas and Tehran.

Likewise, the Venezuelan president and the Iranian foreign minister discussed Iran’s scientific developments in the fight against COVID-19 and Venezuela’s experience in facing the pandemic.

President Maduro and Foreign Minister Zarif also ratified their cooperation ties to face the unilateral coercive measures illegally imposed by the United States on the two countries.

Venezuela and Iran have maintained diplomatic relations for 70 years, and they were strengthened when Commander Hugo Chávez came to power.

President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the two countries “have built a fruitful bilateral relation, which has been strengthened by the patriotic resistance in the defense of their peoples’ sovereignty, forging an unbreakable bond of brotherhood.”

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