China, Iran have close ties, Liu says

TEHRAN, May 6 (MNA) -- The Minister of General Administration of Sports of China who is also the Chinese Olympic Committee President said on Tuesday that they have close ties with their Iranian counterparts.

On the sidelines of the sports ministers’ conference, Liu Peng said, “Chinese sports community and Iranian sports community closely interact with one another.”
 
“We have sent Chinese coaches to Iran to help their national teams, including table-tennis, badminton and diving,” he added.
 
The 2nd Asian Sports Ministers Meeting began on Tuesday in Tehran. The first edition of the Asian Sports Ministers Meeting was held in Osaka, Japan, on August 27, 2007.

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