• Tue / 27 August 2019 / 10:30
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98060502344
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Iran, China FMs hold two rounds of meetings over various issues

Iran, China FMs hold two rounds of meetings over various issues

Tehran (ISNA) - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is visiting Beijing, held two rounds of meetings with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.

In the negotiations, the two foreign ministers discussed various issues related to bilateral relations between Iran and China, the latest developments in the implementation of the JCPOA as well as the Iranian and French presidents’ initiatives, the roadmap for Iran-China ties in the next 25 years, the security of the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz, and the illegal and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on independent countries.

Highlighting the necessity for the expansion of the strategic and millennia-old ties between Iran and China in all fields, Zarif condemned the US’ economic pressures and sanctions against China and the meddling of the US and certain Western states in China’s internal affairs, and reaffirmed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for the One-China policy.

The Chinese Foreign Minister, in turn, stressed the need to uphold multilateralism, to honour international agreements, and to respect the authority of the UN Security Council, saying, “China supports any measure leading to reduction of tensions and growing stability and security in the region, and also supports Iran’s legitimate rights under the JCPOA and the resulting economic interests.”

The two diplomats also described Iran-China ties as comprehensive and strategic, and emphasized the need to promote and deepen the relations in all fields.

Regional issues, particularly the developments in Afghanistan, were among the other topics discussed in the meetings.

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