Images from Venezolana de Televisión showed the moment in which the head of state welcomed the distinguished visitor and his delegation at the Miraflores Palace, seat of government, accompanied by the first combatant Cilia Flores, the executive vice president Delcy Rodríguez and the foreign minister Yvan Gil.
The Persian foreign minister arrived in Venezuela at dawn this Friday and was received at the international airport of Maiquetía, La Guaira state, by the Minister of Transportation of the South American nation, Ramón Velázquez.
The Vice Minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tatiana Pugh, and the Iranian ambassador in Caracas, Hojjatolah Soltani, who also came to welcome him at the air terminal.
During the day, the visitor was received by the executive vice president, the president of the National Assembly Jorge Rodríguez, the minister for Foreign Relations and the sectoral vice president of Economy, Tareck El Aissami, with whom he held a work meeting.
The Foreign Ministry informed that during his stay here, the head of Persian diplomacy will meet with high-level authorities of the South American nation to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The Iranian minister develops a work agenda in Caracas aimed at further strengthening the strategic alliance between the two countries, in the context of the US blockade and sanctions policy, the source said.
Both States deepened their political, economic and commercial relations last June with the official visit of President Nicolás Maduro to Tehran, where he signed with his Iranian counterpart, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, a strategic cooperation plan for 20 years, in different areas.
Raisi advocates the strengthening of ties between Iran and Latin America, as a way to thwart the plots of US imperialism against independent countries, according to Hispantv television.
The Bolivarian Republic and Iran signed agreements in the energy, scientific, oil, defense, cultural, economic and food sectors, among others.
This is the first visit of the Iranian foreign minister to Latin America since he took office and preceded on Wednesday a visit to Managua, Nicaragua, where he fulfilled an agenda that included meetings with high authorities such as President Daniel Ortega.
He also signed a memorandum of understanding with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Denis Moncada, on the cooperation mechanism and bilateral political consultations.