Iran, Venezuela Underline Consolidation of Ties

A033458211.jpgIranian and Venezuelan presidents in a phone conversation Monday night stressed the need for the consolidation of ties and increase of cooperation between the two countries. During the phone talk, Hugo Chavez congratulated his Iranian counterpart for his honorable stand in global issues and extended an invitation to Ahmadinejad to pay a visit to Caracas on the way back to Iran from New York.

The Iranian president, for his part, said he and Chavez are two brothers seeking to bring peace, glory and grandeur for human beings, and accepted to pay a short visit to Venezuela following his stay in Bolivia.

According to the phone conversation, the Iranian president will have a few-hour-long sojourn in Caracas Thursday afternoon.

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