Iran and Venezuela signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral defense ties on Thursday. Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and his Venezuelan counterpart Ramon Carrizalez signed the document in Caracas, the official IRNA news agency reported.
The contract underlines an expansion of defense cooperation in education and exchanging experiences on defense issues, according to the report.
Najjar expressed Iran's readiness to assist Venezuela in developing its defense capabilities, it said. Najjar also met Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who highlighted Iran's "positive and constructive" role in the Middle East and its position in the foreign policy of Venezuela, according to the report.