Top MP Urges Promotion of Iran-China Ties in All Fields

Top MP Urges Promotion of Iran-China Ties in All Fields

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf congratulated China on the spring festival or the Lunar New Year, calling for the enhancement of relations between Tehran and Beijing in various fields.

The Iranian Parliament speaker offered his congratulations on the Chinese New Year in separate messages for Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Li Zhanshu and Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang.

In the messages, Qalibaf said the expansion of friendly cooperation with China in various fields is a strategic principle in Iran’s foreign policy, noting that the Iranian Parliament supports any plan for stronger ties between the two countries.

He also expressed confidence that the joint efforts would open up a new chapter in mutual cooperation between the two nations.

In comments in October 2020, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Tehran and Beijing “are determined to further expand their strategic partnership,” adding that China is Iran’s “1st economic partner” despite the US “maximum pressure” campaign against the Islamic Republic.

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