Ahmadinejad Due in Venezuela to Inaugurate Joint Projects
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Venezuela before the end of the year in a bid to accompany his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in inauguration of joint housing project in the Latin American state.
"I want him (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) to accompany me to inaugurate some houses," Chavez told Iran's Ambassador to Venezuela Ahmad Sobhani in a Sunday TV-radio show.
The houses to be inaugurated are 240 homes built as part of a housing development program between the two countries.
During the Venezuelan president's last visit to Iran, which was in September, the two governments signed over 200 cooperation agreements in various fields such as health, oil, trade, housing, food and finance.
Iranian engineers have already constructed a dairy production plant and a flour factory in Venezuela.
According to comments by the Venezuelan mining minister and Chavez himself, Iranian experts are also helping the Latin American state locate uranium reserves.
The project involves conducting geophysical tests and aerial surveys to find uranium deposits in the mineral-rich states of Bolivar and T?chira.