China Welcomes Trilateral Defense Meeting with Iran, Russia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China's Minister of National Defense Chang Wanquan hailed the idea of a joint meeting with Iran and Russia to coordinate efforts in countering common threats.
In a Friday meeting with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in Moscow, Wanquan welcomed the idea of the trilateral meeting proposed by Iran, and said, "The world's current circumstances necessitate the strengthening of bilateral and multilateral defensive and military cooperation."
He also praised the history of good defense ties between Tehran and Beijing.
The Iranian minister, for his part, noted that the upcoming trilateral meeting can greatly contribute to the efforts for "countering common threats and settling the region's security problems."
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), an event annually organized by the Russian Defense Ministry.
This year's conference brought representatives of about 80 defense ministries together.