0926 GMT August 13, 2022
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi expressed confidence that ultimate victory will be certain through development of bilateral ties between Tehran and Caracas and using the model of active resistance in the face of imperialist countries’ excessive demands.
He made the remarks on Tuesday in a congratulatory message to his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, on the occasion of the anniversary (July 5) of the South American state’s 1811 independence, president.ir reported.
Raeisi expressed hope that the friendly and strategic bilateral ties would further deepen through the implementation of the previously signed agreements.
He said the independence of Venezuela is a reminder of efforts by Simón Bolívar, the late political leader who led what are currently the countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire.
The Iranian president said the historic day is a symbol of freedom-seeking countries’ efforts to liberate themselves from the colonial powers’ grips.
In a separate Tuesday message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Iranian president congratulated him and the friendly and brotherly nation of Venezuela on the 60th anniversary (July 5) of the country’s 1962 independence.
Raeisi also called for the expansion of cooperation and relations with Algeria.
He said the friendly ties between Iran and Algeria have been established and continued since the early days after the country’s independence in light of the tactfulness and interests of the two sides’ leaders and the nations’ historical, religious, cultural and political commonalities.
The Iranian president expressed hope that during Tebboune’s term, bilateral friendly relations would further strengthen and cooperation would expand in all areas, particularly in the field of economy.
Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber also congratulated Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane on the occasion, hoping for the further improvement of friendly and brotherly ties between Tehran and Caracas in all areas to help fulfill the lofty aspirations of the two countries’ leaders based on the nations’ interests.
Following eight years of war, Algeria declared independence from France in 1962.