Caracas, Feb 16, IRNA-Iranian and Venezuelan Parliament Speakers in a joint communique issued in Caracas on Wednesday in which they have condemned the manufacturing, stockpiling, and proliferation of nuclear weapons, called such moves as threats against international peace and security.
Emphasis is made in the communique on all countries' right to have access to nuclear energy for peaceful purposes within the framework of the international related laws, while taking instrumental advantage of the international bodies, agencies, and treaties in order to exert pressure against independent countries is condemned in the document.
The Iranian and Venezuelan Parliament Speakers supported the legitimate liberties of individuals and the rules of human rights and voiced opposition to the pressure imposed by foreign forces against independent countries, and their interference in those countries' internal affairs, resorting to such excuses.
The two sides recognized the freedom of expression as a basic human right, condemned taking instrumental advantage of that right in order to launch orchestrated attacks against sanctities of civilizations, and asked for strengthening the foundations of Dialogue among Civilizations.
Both parliament speakers emphasized the need for deepening comprehensive bilateral ties and cooperation, while stressing the need for continuous consultations in political, economic, parliamentary and cultural fields.
The two sides asked for accelerating the implementation of the signed agreements between the two brotherly countries.
Both Parliament Speakers emphasized the need to boost parliamentary ties and exchange of information in the process of the two countries' law making.
The two sides have pointed out the significance of strengthening relations within the framework of the South-South cooperation and the need for taking full advantage of the political, industrial, cultural, and energy potentials of south nations at the service of securing their shared interests,
They have also asked for continuous cooperation of South nations at international organizations and agencies, particularly in the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the United Nations' G15 and G77, and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
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