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Zarif in China for Talks

Zarif in China for Talks Zarif in China for Talks

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set off for Beijing on Friday to meet his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, as part of close consultations between the two countries. 
The diplomats are set to discuss ways of expanding bilateral ties and review regional and international developments, according to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, ISNA reported.  
“The two countries share similar views on important issues such as the need to stand up to the United States’ unilateralism and interference with other countries’ domestic affairs,” he added. 
On behalf of Iran and dozens of other countries subject to US pressure, China issued a joint statement at a General Debate of the UN General Assembly on Monday, calling for the complete and immediate lifting of unilateral sanctions.
Iran has been under sweeping American sanctions since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers in 2018.    
Tehran has prepared a 25-year roadmap for strategic ties with Beijing, which is yet to be finalized and approved by both countries.  
The plan outlines a vision for long-term cooperation between Iran and China in various sectors.

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