Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a visit to ally Venezuela on Wednesday, his counterpart in the South American country said.
Jorge Arreaza posted a video on Twitter in which he welcomed “our brother” Zarif as the diplomat disembarked from an airplane.
Arreaza said the pair had “an intense program” to get through during Zarif’s visit, without divulging any further details.
Alongside the likes of Russia, China, Cuba and Turkey, Iran is one of Venezuela’s main allies.
And like Venezuela it is subject to US sanctions.
Arreaza said the two countries had shown “solidarity and courage in the face of aggressions,” without explicitly naming the US, which is in the midst of a bitter election count as Democrat Joe Biden tries to unseat Republican President Donald Trump.