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2022-June-10  18:00

Venezuelan President Arrives in Tehran to Broaden Mutual Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, arrived in Tehran on Friday to confer with senior Iranian officials, specially President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi, on bilateral and international issues.

President Maduro's visit to Iran takes place at the official invitation of President Rayeesi.

Holding talks with President Rayeesi and holding a joint meeting of the two countries' high-level delegations are among the plans of the Venezuelan president during his  stay in Iran.

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.