Tehran, SAEDNEWS: The signing ceremony was officially held in the presence of the two countries’ high-ranking officials in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Saturday. The partnership agreement includes cooperation in the fields of science, technology, agriculture, oil and gas, petrochemicals, tourism as well as culture.
Raeisi hailed the accord as an indication of Iran-Venezuela’s determination to expand bilateral ties despite US and western pressure.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always sought relations with independent countries in the field of foreign policy, and Venezuela has resisted the sanctions of the enemies and imperialism and has shown exemplary resistance,” Raeisi told a presser after the ceremony.
He went on to say “there have been numerous sanctions and threats against our country over past 24 years and the Iranian nation decided to turn the sanctions into an opportunity for the sake of the country's progress.”
Raeisi also underlined that the maximum pressure on Iran, as the White House spokesman said, has miserably failed, and that the admission is a victory for Iran and a defeat for the enemies.
Praising the Venezuelan nation’s resistance against the US pressure, the Iranian president said, “Venezuela went through difficult years, but the will of the people and the government of this country was that it must stand up to the enemies, and it has moved in that direction" (Source: PRESSTV).