Raisi: New world order shaping in favor of independent states
Tehran and Caracas have improved "strategic" relations in recent years, but Raisi says that both countries must quickly implement previously negotiated agreements to raise ties to greater heights.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed that a new international order is emerging in favor of freedom-seeking, independent countries, emphasizing that opposition to arrogant powers has resulted in important successes.
According to the Iranian president, Tehran and Caracas have improved "strategic" relations in recent years, but they must quickly implement previously negotiated agreements to raise ties to greater heights given their mutual powers.
The Iranian President will also visit Nicaragua and Cuba in the coming days, who he described relations with as strategic, highlighting their opposition to an international system based on "unilateral hegemonic power," adding that Iran is capable of exporting technical engineering services and processing agricultural and mineral resources.
“The Iranian nation has gained valuable experience and achievements in the field of science and technology thanks to its resistance against the arrogant system and [success to] overcome the sanctions," Raisi said, adding that Tehran is willing to share them with Venezuela.
Several memorandums have been signed by Venezuela and Iran that include agreements on agriculture, mining, petrochemistry, and transport, according to state-owned Venezolana de Televisión.
The two nations also signed new agreements on cooperation in technology and communications, education, culture, and science, according to VTV.
Iran and Venezuela both signed a 20-year partnership agreement last June to bolster bilateral cooperation in various fields during Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's visit to Tehran.
In early February, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Nicolas Maduro stressed the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
Maduro also stated that Iran and Venezuela have taken measures to lessen their reliance on oil earnings and strengthen their economies' resiliency to external instability and pressure.