Iranian, Chinese Diplomats Discuss Syria

Iranian, Chinese Diplomats Discuss Syria

The director general of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s office for the Middle East and North Africa, Mohammad Irani, held talks with China’s special envoy for Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, on a range of issues, including latest efforts to resolve the protracted crisis in Syria.

In the meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Xiaoyan reiterated Beijing’s support for the independence and national sovereignty of Syria and said his country is determined to combat terrorism and extremism across the world, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He hailed growing relations between China, Iran and Syria, and said his country is ready to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

The Iranian diplomat pointed to the common stance of Iran and China on the Syrian developments and stressed the need for closer Tehran-Beijing cooperation to help end the crisis in Syria and contribute to the Arab country’s reconstruction.

Syria’s warring sides have so far attended five rounds of peace talks brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey in the Kazakh capital Astana. The fourth round of those talks in May produced a memorandum of understanding on de-escalation zones in Syria to reduce fighting in the country.


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