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Iran's Defense Minister stresses on developing trade, economic cooperation with Venezuela

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 13 November 2022 / 16:01

Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani pointed to the presence and activities of Iranian corporations in Venezuela, stressing on the need to develop economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

General Ashtiani, who heads the two-day 9th meeting of the Iran-Venezuela Joint Economic Cooperation Commission which is underway in Tehran, said, "The relations between Iran and Venezuela have grown in the framework of the 20-year development roadmap of the two countries in recent years".

"Iran and Venezuela as two independent countries with close and common positions toward many regional and international issues such as independence, the right to self-determination, multilateralism and the need to deal with oppressive sanctions, as well as the development and deepening of bilateral cooperation, have the necessary cooperation in all scientific, economic, industrial, agricultural, energy and cultural dimensions," he added.

"Iran is pleased to host this major economic event and considers it an opportunity to expand the strategic relations between the two countries as well as to develop economic and commercial cooperation in various fields between the public and private sectors of the two countries," the defense minister went on to say.

Pointing to the aims and priorities of the commission, General Ashtiani stated, "In the new round of cooperation between the parties, actualizing existing capacities, defining new areas of cooperation, using the capacity of private and knowledge-based companies alongside state companies and organizations, as well as the presence of successful Iranian companies in Venezuela are among the goals of the joint commission".

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