First Iranian Supermarket Opens In Venezuela’s Capital

TEHRAN, Aug 1 (NNN-TASNIM) – Iran’s defence ministry said, the Etka Company, affiliated with the ministry, opened Iran’s first supermarket in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, yesterday.

The supermarket, called Megasis, offers more than 2,500 Iranian products, including food, clothing, detergents, plastic and disposable products, nuts and even tractors.

It was built on a land of 20,000 square metres, with the purpose of boosting production and export of Iranian commodities.

Megasis also fills a massive warehouse in eastern Caracas, a cross between Home Depot and Costco.

In remarks about the opening of the supermarket, the Iranian ambassador to Venezuela said, good relations between Iran and Venezuela are what “counter” U.S. pressures against both countries.

Iranian ship Golsan,unloaded its cargo of food and medical supplies at Venezuela’s northern port of La Guayra on June 21, to supply the Iranian supermarket.

Iran sent five gas tankers to Venezuela over the past months, amid the shortage of fuel supply in the Latin American country, under the U.S. sanction pressures.– NNN-TASNIM