Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is in Caracas to attend the funeral ceremony of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, expressed the confidence that Venezuela will continue to seek Chavez’s causes and ideals.
Speaking to reporters on Friday upon arrival at Caracas International Airport, President Ahmadinejad stressed that Chavez thoughts is alive in the hearts of nations and history will not forget this great justice-seeking intellectual from Latin America.
“I feel missing a kind brother from Latin America which sacrificed himself for welfare of its people; I am sure that Latin American nations will continue to seek his ideals which stressed that nations should determine the world’s future and destiny.”
President Ahmadinejad and his accompanying delegation arrived in the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas in a bid to attend the funeral ceremony on Friday.
The Iranian president is accompanied by his top adviser Esfandiar Rahim Mashayee, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Vice President for Executive Affairs Seyed Hassan Moussavi, Vice President for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad-Reza Mir-Tajeddini and acting Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Asadollah Abbasi.
Political figures and leaders from across the globe are expected to attend the late Venezuelan president’s funeral procession in Caracas on Friday.
The Iranian government has declared Wednesday a day of national mourning on the occasion of the demise of the late Venezuelan President.
President Chavez died in a hospital in the capital city of Caracas on Tuesday.