Authorities from Iran and Venezuela met Tuesday in Caracas to strengthen bilateral cooperation agreements in strategic areas.
The Venezuelan Sector Vice President for Planning, Ricardo Menéndez, and the Iranian Ambassador to Caracas, Hoyatolá Soltani, reviewed the bilateral cooperation agreements between their countries in fields such as energy, oil, trade, industry, defense, culture and education, among others.
Menéndez informed both parties followed up on the progress of the IX High Level Mixed Commission between the Bolivarian Republics of Venezuela and the Islamic Republic of Iran and assured that this scheme of mutual collaboration will continue.
“’While some are in the scheme of aggression, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Venezuela and Iran open the floodgates to a geopolitics of peace, cooperation and embracing each other to advance in any situation that arises. on the planet, “said the Venezuelan official.
He also highlighted Venezuela’s gratitude to Iran for sending five Iranian vessels (Fortune, Forest, Petunia, Faxon and Clavel) loaded with gasoline and additives, to alleviate the fuel shortage in the South American country.
Tehran without hesitation and determination, has given unconditional support to Caracas in order to mitigate the effects of the economic blockade of Washington, which has caused a severe fuel shortage in the Caribbean nation.
It is the first time that Iran exports fuel to Latin America, and it is doing so within the framework of the alliance between Tehran and Caracas, which seeks to supply Venezuela amid US coercive measures to overthrow the Government of Nicolás Maduro.
Iran emphasizes that its trade with Venezuela belongs to two independent countries, and has affirmed that it will not give up its rights and will continue to sell its oil to the Caribbean country. The Persian country’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that if Venezuela requires more gasoline supplies, Iran will surely send it to them.
Iran and Venezuela, two victims of US embargoes, have always collaborated to overcome pressure from Washington.