Iran FM stresses realizing Tehran-Beijing economic potentials

TEHRAN, Apr. 01 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need for realizing the huge potentials of the two countries of Iran and China, especially in economic spheres.

He made the remarks in his meeting with China’s top diplomat and member of the Chinese State Council Wang Yi on Thursday on the sidelines of the conference of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral, regional and international issues.

The two foreign ministers underlined the need to speed up finalizing introduced projects and to continue consultations over the expansion of economic cooperation between Tehran and Beijing.

Amir-Abdollahian extended President Raisi’s greetings to the Chinese president and, given the strong support of the high-ranking officials of China and Iran for bilateral cooperation, underlined the need for realizing the huge potentials of the two nations, especially in economic spheres.

Iran’s foreign minister further referred to the importance of popular exchanges between Iran and China.

Amir-Abdollahian then described the facilitation of the return of Iranian students to China as an effective move to this end.

He said although Covid-related restrictions prevented them from returning to China, it is appropriate that things would return to the pre-pandemic era with the cooperation of the relevant Chinese sectors.

The top Iranian diplomat referred to the Tehran-Beijing cooperation in international bodies, describing the joint fights against efforts to politicize the issue of human rights and against interference in the internal affairs of other countries as a key aspect of this cooperation.

Amir-Abdollahian spoke of the illegal use of sanctions by Western governments against independent nations, adding that fighting this issue is important for the purpose of helping stability and preventing crises.

Wang YI for his part extended the Chinese president’s warm greetings to President Raisi and appreciated the Iranian side’s participation in the third conference of Afghanistan’s neighbors.

The Chinese Foreign Minister then underscored the need for cooperation and close consultations between Tehran and Beijing to make their strategic 25-year pact operational and also the need for cooperation in international bodies.

The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on the latest developments in the Vienna talks and underlined the need to fight against unilateral and illegitimate sanctions imposed by some Western countries.


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