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2022-June-9  18:18

Venezuelan President to Visit Iran on Saturday

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is due to pay a visit to Iran for key talks with high-ranking Iranian officials on bilateral ties and cooperation.

Maduro will arrive in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, upon an invitation by his Iranian counterpart Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi.

He will meet President Rayeesi and attend a session of high-level delegations from the two countries.

In a phone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart in December, Rayeesi said Venezuela was targeted by the US because it seeks independence and freedom and fights against the arrogant system.

He lauded Tehran-Caracas relations as "strategic," adding that the development of mutual ties, especially in trade and economic fields, is a necessity.

Both Iran and Venezuela have managed to withstand economic pressures from the US, and have closely cooperated to offset the impact of illegal sanctions, particularly those targeting their energy sectors.

Iran has supplied fuel shipments and equipment needed in crude refineries to Venezuela in the face of US pressure on the country's shipping and trade services. Venezuela has also received major shipments of condensate, a diluent of heavy oil, from Iran.