TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales, in a meeting on Monday, explored avenues for the further expansion of bilateral ties between the two friendly countries.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 2nd summit of the Gas Exporting Countries forum (GECF) which will begin later today in the Russian capital of Moscow.
Algeria, Bolivia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela are the eleven members of the GECF.
The two presidents discussed the latest world developments and issues of mutual importance and reviewed bilateral relations.
Iran has been seeking to boost its ties with Latin American countries in recent years to the concern of the United States.
Since taking office in 2005, President Ahmadinejad has expanded Iran’s cooperation with many Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Brazil.
The strong and rapidly growing ties between Iran and Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.
By Fars News
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