Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela next week in a bid to expand cooperation with the Islamic Republic’s three Latin American allies, Iran’s state media reported.
Raisi is set to leave Tehran on June 11, accompanied by a high-ranking delegation.
IRNA news agency reported that documents to expand bilateral cooperation will be signed between Iran and the three countries during the upcoming tour, mentioning economic, political and scientific issues. It did not give further detail.
The agency added that the visit stemmed from invites from the presidents of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, which are led by leftists governments that have been accused of human rights violations.
Amid growing international isolation of the Islamic Republic, Raisi, who took office in August 2021, has vowed to enhance ties with friendly governments in Latin America and elsewhere.