The Bolivarian Government, on behalf of the feelings of the Venezuelan people, extends its sincerest congratulations to the unwavering Iranian people for the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
We joyfully celebrate the memorable popular uprising against the Shah, which ended with his resignation in February 1979. That day is a fundamentally transcendental historic moment to bring revolutionary hope to life for all the peoples of the world struggling for their independence.
For us, these three glorious decades of Islamic Revolution represent the most faithful testimony that the only path for the liberation of our nations is unity and popular participation. Thus, we share in the festivity and gladness surrounding the Iranian nation, with which we have tightened the ties of friendship and cooperation in a free and sovereign manner.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, is honored for sharing the Islamic Revolution’s ideals of independence and sovereignty as the fundamental values for the strengthening of a multi-polar world in the context of a frank intercultural dialogue.
Caracas, February 9, 2009
Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Press Office