Tehran (IP) - Iranian Minister of Petroleum met with the Venezuelan Foreign Minister and his accompanying delegation at the Ministry of Petroleum headquarters on Monday and the two sides consulted on expanding the ties in the energy sector.

Iran PressIran news: Javad Owji, after the meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia Gonzalez, said: "In this meeting, the two countries emphasized expanding and promoting cooperation in the energy sector."

Before meeting with the Minister of Petroleum, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister announced in a joint press conference with the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, that a joint Iranian-Venezuelan Economic Commission would be held in Tehran before the end of the current year.

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