Zarif, Wang to Help Deepen Partnership

Zarif, Wang to Help Deepen Partnership Zarif, Wang to Help Deepen Partnership

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held consultations with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Saturday over a range of subjects, including the 25-year roadmap for Tehran-Beijing strategic cooperation.
The two delegations met in Tengchong city in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province and discussed ways of expanding bilateral ties as well as key regional and international issues, IRNA reported. 
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said during his regular press briefing on Friday that the two countries’ strategic cooperation would be a topic of discussion during Zarif’s visit. 
“We would like to work with Iran to deepen our bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership,” she said, according to the website of China’s Foreign Ministry.
Iran prepared the 25-year roadmap for strategic relations with China and Zarif presented it to Chinese authorities during his visit to Beijing in early 2019. 
The document outlines a vision for long-term cooperation between the two countries in various sectors. 
The Cabinet approved the final draft of the plan in June and tasked the foreign minister with conducting the final rounds of negotiations with the Chinese side and making arrangements for signing the document by the two countries.
The plan prepares the ground for Iran-China collaboration in key projects and infrastructural development and is an opportunity to attract investment in different economic sectors such as industry, tourism, information technology and communications, according to President Hassan Rouhani. 

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