Rouhani felicitates Venezuela’s Maduro on re-election

MNA – Iranian President Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to Nicolas Maduro for his re-election as the president of Venezuela.

“The successful and peaceful holding of the electoral process with the looming shadow of economic sanctions and threats by foreign powers is indeed a great victory for the government and people of Venezuela,” wrote Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his message on Saturday.

President Rouhani voiced Iran’s deep solidarity with the Venezuelan nation and government, and hoped for further development of friendly and all-out relations as guided by the strong political wills of the leaders of the two countries during Maduro’s second term in office.

Rouhani also prayed for the president’s continued health and success, as well as the nation’s felicity and prosperity.

Nicolas Maduro was sworn in on May 21 for the second time as the president of Venezuela with 67.7 percent of the vote, and for a six-year term. US responded to the vote with additional sanctions against the country.