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Wang Yi Meets with Iranian Supreme Leader's Advisor Ali Larijani
2021-03-28

On March 27, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Iranian Supreme Leader's Advisor Ali Larijani in Tehran.

Wang Yi said, China and Iran are traditional friendly partners. China has always viewed and approached the bilateral relations from a strategic and long-term perspective. No matter how the international and regional situations change, China will hold fast to its friendly policies towards Iran. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the China-Iran ties stand at a new historical starting point. On this occasion, China is willing to work with Iran to reach into new areas of cooperation for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as world peace and development.

Wang Yi said, the two countries agreed to conclude a comprehensive cooperation plan, according to a joint statement on establishing a comprehensive strategic partnership in January 2016. I will sign the China-Iran comprehensive cooperation plan with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today to map out future cooperation in areas such as economy and carry the comprehensive strategic partnership continuously forward. China will continue to help Iran fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wang Yi pointed out, China firmly supports Iran in opposing hegemony and safeguarding national sovereignty and dignity. In view that the unilateral sanctions against Iran violate international law and cause harm to the Iranian people, the international community should work together to oppose any acts of bullying by powers. China stands ready to work with Iran to defend the legitimate rights of the two countries and other developing countries.

Ali Larijani said that Iran attaches great importance to its relations with China. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the China-Iran ties have ushered into a new era. Iran appreciates China's great support in helping it tame the virus and hopes to intensify anti-pandemic cooperation with China. The signing of the Iran-China comprehensive cooperation plan by the two sides will lay a good foundation for the future development of bilateral ties. Iran is willing to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation with China in various fields, including the anti-terrorism cooperation. Iran highly appreciates China's just stance of opposing the unilateral sanctions against Iran, and is ready to cooperate with China closely to find a way, through dialogues and negotiations, to resolve the differences among relevant parties, so as to safeguard peace and stability in the region.

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