The regime of Nicolás Maduro ratified this Wednesday its intention to strengthen bilateral relations with Iran and Algeria, during meetings between Foreign Minister Carlos Faría and the respective ambassadors in the Caribbean country, according to the official.
Faría announced, through Twitter, the diplomatic meetings with the Iranian Hojjatollah Soltani and the Algerian Abdelkader Hadjazi, with whom he reviewed the work agendas between his nation and those of his interlocutors, and exchanged “ideas” whose objective is to “strengthen ” your links.
“Pleasant meeting with the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hojjatollah Soltani, with the purpose of exchanging ideas that allow us to strengthen our bilateral relations and strategic cooperation, betting on the well-being and growth of both nations,” the minister wrote on the social network.
Grato encuentro con el Embajador de la República Islámica de Irán, Hojjatollah Soltani, con el propósito de intercambiar ideas que permitan fortalecer nuestras relaciones bilaterales y cooperación estratégica, apostando al bienestar y crecimiento de ambas naciones. pic.twitter.com/7gM5UmSdgo— Carlos Faria (@Fariacrt) May 26, 2022
Last February, Venezuela signed an agreement with Iran to expand bilateral cooperation and hydrocarbon exchanges, according to the then-foreign minister of the Caribbean country, Félix Plasencia, who was replaced by Faría on the 17th of this month.
In another tweet, the current Foreign Minister assured that he had held a “pleasant meeting” with Hadjazi, in order to review the diplomatic agenda between the Caribbean nation and Algeria.
“In a pleasant meeting with the ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Venezuela, Abdelkader Hadjazi, we reviewed the joint work agenda and ratified the will to continue deepening our bilateral relations,” the foreign minister wrote.
En un agradable encuentro con el Embajador de la República Argelina Democrática y Popular en Venezuela, Abdelkader Hadjazi, revisamos la agenda de trabajo conjunta y ratificamos la voluntad de seguir profundizando nuestras relaciones bilaterales. pic.twitter.com/mYIugKZc67— Carlos Faria (@Fariacrt) May 26, 2022
Relations with Cuba
Venezuela and Cuba reiterated this Wednesday their interest in strengthening the friendship and cooperation relations between both countries, during a meeting held in Caracas by the foreign minister of the oil country, Carlos Faría, and the Cuban ambassador, Dagoberto Rodríguez Barrera.
“I held an important meeting with the ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in Venezuela, Dagoberto Rodríguez Barrera, where we reiterated our interest in continuing to develop a work plan aimed at strengthening the relations of friendship and cooperation that unite our nations,” Faría reported in your Twitter account.
Sostuve una importante reunión con el Embajador de la República de Cuba en Venezuela, Dagoberto Rodríguez Barrera, donde reiteramos el interés de seguir desarrollando un plan de trabajo orientado a fortalecer las relaciones de amistad y cooperación que unen a nuestras naciones. pic.twitter.com/4V2Ge5Enrm— Carlos Faria (@Fariacrt) May 25, 2022
This Tuesday, the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua called by surprise for this Friday the XXI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which will meet in Havana, which means a new episode in the tensions between these three countries and the United States, which excluded them from the Summit of the Americas.
Diplomatic sources said that the leaders of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro; and from Bolivia, Luis Arce, will attend the event.
Cuba and Venezuela have been close political and economic allies since the late President Hugo Chávez came to power in 1999.
Starting in 2000, Venezuela became the main supplier of crude oil to the Caribbean island through an agreement that grants preferential prices in exchange for medical and educational services. However, in recent years aid from Venezuela, affected by a serious crisis, has fallen.