In a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, Ahmadinejad said Venezuela can pave the way for expansion of relations between Iran and Latin America's independent countries by enhancing relations, IRNA reported.
Emphasizing the necessity of expanding ties with independent countries, Ahmadinejad opined that independent countries can pave the way for development and welfare of their nations by increasing the level of collaboration among themselves.
Noting that the Latin America has huge potentials, the president said establishing a joint trade company, holding exhibition of products and strengthening the joint investment fund can boost the ties of Latin America with other countries.
Chavez, for his part, said cooperation among independent countries, particularly Iran and Venezuela, plays a crucial role in defeating the imperialist policies and saving nations.
"Latin American countries should use Iran's valuable experiences in different fields for the progress of their nations," he said.
Also on Sunday, the Venezuelan president met with the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the details of which were not available at the time of going to print.
The Venezuelan president's three-day trip to Iran comes after stops in Russia and Belarus where he discussed military and energy deals with his counterparts.
The delegation accompanying Chavez comprises Venezuelan ministers of oil, foreign affairs and industries as well as head of the presidential office.
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