Venezuela backs Iran candidacy for OPEC chief post, envoy

The headquarters the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Vienna, Austria

Tehran, Dec 11, IRNA – Venezuelan Ambassador to Tehran Amenhotep Zambrano said here Wednesday that his country supports Iran’s candidacy for the post of secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Zambrano told IRNA that Iran is a friendly and brotherly country for Venezuela, adding that the Islamic Republic is a powerful and influential country in the Middle East region.

He said Caracas will support Iran’s candidacy for the OPEC secretary general post the same as it did for the country during the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.

As to Tehran-Caracas ties, he said the two have already signed ten oil agreements, expressing hope the two nations would witness further expansion of all-out cooperation.



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