Venezuela calls for closer cooperation with Iran

May 8, 2011

TEHRAN – Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro has said that Caracas is keen to have closer cooperation with Iran in the international arena.

Maduro made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Behrouz Kamalvandi who is currently on a tour of Latin America.
The Venezuelan foreign minister also said that his country is ready to cooperate with Iran to push ahead the two countries’ common goals.
Kamalvandi highlighted the role of Venezuela in the campaign against the major powers’ imperialistic policies, saying the arrogant powers are using the issues such as human rights and terrorism as a pretext to pressurize independent countries like Iran and Venezuela.
The two sides also exchanged views about the latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa