A week after the announcement that Venezuela has built drones in a joint project with Iran, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to his country.
AFP reports that the two presidents met on Friday to discuss a number of mutual agreements.
Chavez, who has been battling cancer for the past year, also faces presidential elections in October.
He has remained a close ally of Iran throughout the international disputes surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.
Chavez told reporters that he and the Iranian president will discuss mutual cooperation on a range of issues from house and apartment construction to technology.
Venezuela recently announced that it has built information drones in collaboration with allied countries, adding that the drones do not carry weapons.
The United States has expressed its disbelief over the announcement, with U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland saying Venezuela has often made exaggerated claims.