Iran quite ready to help Venezuela: Iranian diplomat

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA – A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official announced Iran's full preparedness to help the Venezuelan people and government to improve their current status.

'The government and the private sector of the Islamic Republic of Iran are quite ready for assisting the Venezuelan people and government to improve their current conditions,' Director General for the Americas at the Iranian Foreign Ministry Mohammad Keshavarz Zadeh said in a meeting with Wilmar Soteldo, the Venezuelan vice president for economy.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to prepare a 'roadmap' for improvement of Iran and Venezuela economic cooperation until the next joint economic cooperation commission in Tehran which is expected to be held in near future.

They also discussed the status of Iranian companies, active in projects in Venezuela.

The Venezuelan vice president for his part praised the Iranian nation's self-sufficiency and their resistance against the foreign sanctions.

'The Islamic Republic of Iran was one of the few countries which helped transfer of technology to Venezuela in recent years,' the official added.

He underlined the Venezuelan nation's commitment to follow Iran's policy to decrease dependence on oil revenues.


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