Jan 12, 2022, 3:03 AM
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Iran proposes setting up Joint Economic Union with Latin American states

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohsen Rezaei said in a meeting with the Cuban president in Havana that in order to facilitate economic transactions with Latin American countries, and particularly with Cuba, "we can establish a Joint Economic Union".

Rezaei who is on a tour of the Latin American countries said in his meeting with the Cuban President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for expansion of comprehensive relations and cooperation with Cuba.

Rezaei referred to Iran-Cuba’s good level of cooperation and friendship in the field of modern technologies and particularly campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic by jointly manufacturing a coronavirus vaccine.

“We need to further expand this cooperation to counter the enemies’ sanctions and plots hatched against the resistant nations, and of course that is what we have been doing thus far,” Rezaei added..

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran highly respects the Cuban government and nation and their brave resistance against the usurper powers, and attaches great importance to further strengthening the friendship bonds and cooperation with Cuba.

President Miguel Mario Diaz, for his part, praised the ideas of the Islamic Revolution and the resistance of the Iranian nation against the totalitarian demands of the world oppressor powers, especially America.

“The Cuban government and nation highly respect the rich Iranian culture and the Iranian nation,” he added.

President Diaz emphasized the need for expansion of comprehensive cooperation with Iran, especially in commercial and economic, scientific and technological fields, adding, Iran and Cuba’s cooperation in vaccine manufacturing was a very successful step in campaign against the enemies’ sanction and plots against the two nations.

The Cuban president, meanwhile, stressed that Cuba supports Iran’s natural right to benefit from the peaceful nuclear energy.

He also referred to both countries’ efforts aimed at expansion of bilateral banking and commercial ties.

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