“Tehran and Beijing enjoy very good relations and the two countries’ common stance on international issues attests to the favorable level of these ties,” Rouhani said in the meeting.
He hailed the bilateral economic cooperation despite the US sanctions and its economic war against the Iranian nation, saying enhanced interaction between the two countries’ private sectors would play a leading role in the promotion of economic ties.
Pointing to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Beijing, Rouhani urged both sides to speed up the implementation of agreements signed in the field of important infrastructural and developmental projects.
The president commended China’s support for Iran in the international scene, including its stance on the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed between Tehran and major world powers, and the fight against the US unilateralism and extremism.
“Cooperation between Iran and China on the implementation of the JCPOA and the European countries’ fulfillment of their commitments as per the deal are very important and can lead to a change in the current situation surrounding the JCPOA,” Rouhani said.
The Chinese top diplomat had earlier held talks with Ali Larijani, the Iranian official in charge of a 25-year strategic cooperation document, which is to be signed later today.