Iran, China to Exchange Military Delegations

Iran, China to Exchange Military DelegationsIran, China to Exchange Military Delegations

Delegations from the armed forces of Iran and China will pay reciprocal visits to the two countries in the near future, the Chinese ambassador in Tehran announced. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Pang Sen highlighted future plans for boosting military cooperation between Tehran and Beijing, noting that several delegations from the Chinese Army and the Iranian Armed Forces are slated to pay official trips to Iran and China respectively, Tasnim News Agency reported. Tehran and Beijing have close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties, and in recent years have developed their military relations as well. The Chinese diplomat pointed to China’s role in a project to redesign the Arak heavy water reactor in Iran, which Tehran has undertaken to rebuild under last year’s nuclear deal with world powers, saying that two weeks ago, an expert team from China visited the nuclear site and held talks with Iranian officials in this regard. Pang added that negotiations are underway, hoping that the two sides would soon reach a major agreement to redesign the reactor near the central city of Arak.