Beijing Eager to Enhance Energy Cooperation with Tehran: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming on Monday expressed his country’s willingness to further promote its energy cooperation with Iran.
"Iran is a friendly country for China. Energy cooperation is an essential component of bilateral cooperation… China will continue to develop cooperation with Iran in the sphere of energy and will support the participation of Chinese companies in different energy projects in Iran," Zhang told reporters.
Referring to the upcoming visit by China's President Xi Jinping to Iran, he said the trip would have a huge impact on Chinese-Iranian relations and both sides were expected to make this visit a landmark in their relations, Sputnik reported.
Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay an official visit to Iran later this week to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on a range of bilateral and regional issues.
Citing a statement from the foreign ministry, China's official Xinhua news agency said earlier that Xi will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran from January 19-23.