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Iran President to visit three Latin American countries next week

June 8, 2023 at 2:20 pm

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks after performing midday prayer at Istiqlal Mosque during his official visit in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 24, 2023 [Eko Siswono Toyudho – Anadolu Agency]

Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, will visit Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela next week, Iran’s state news agency, IRNA, announced on Wednesday, adding that the upcoming tour stemmed from invites from the presidents of each of the Latin American nations, Reuters reports.

IRNA said documents to expand bilateral cooperation will be signed between Iran and the three countries during Raisi’s visit, mentioning economic, political and scientific issues, but without going into further detail.

The state news agency said Raisi will leave Tehran on 11 June.

The three-country tour will give Raisi face time with three regional allies, each of whom lead leftist governments that have been accused by critics of human rights violations.

Iran and Venezuela are both members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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