Iran Hails China’s Push for Regional Peace

Iran Hails China’s Push for Regional Peace

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Akbar Ahmadian lauded China’s balanced policy towards the Middle East and its efforts to ensure regional peace.

"In addition to its huge economic benefits, Iran's cooperation with China sets the ground for regional security," Ahmadian said in a meeting on Monday with China's top diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and Representatives in South Africa.

He further pointed out that Iran seeks to "strengthen its ties with independent and friendly countries across Asia, particularly China."

Ahmadian also underlined the significance of identifying mechanisms to achieve the common interests of aligned countries.

"We believe that multilateral cooperation helps to strengthen regional and international peace and stability, and further sets a fertile ground for the protection of global peace and development of nations," the Iranian official added, Press TV reported.

For his part, China's top foreign affairs official expressed his country's readiness to further strengthen mutual cooperation with Iran, insisting that Tehran is Beijing's "strategic partner."

Yi further vowed that China will continue to support Iran in safeguarding its national sovereignty and security, reiterating Beijing's opposition to any foreign interference in Tehran's internal affairs.

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