The package of proposals submitted by Iran to the Russian and Chinese foreign ministries on Friday includes measures to solve the ongoing international controversy surrounding Iran's nuclear program.
Iran's Supreme National Security Council said in a statement that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi had discussed the Iranian proposals in a telephone conversation with Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.
The statement quoted the Chinese diplomat as saying: "The package of Iranian proposals has positive points that could be used to create a favorable atmosphere for future talks."
Jalili told Yang: "Iran's initiatives takes into account the concerns of the international community and may help to form a basis for the start of constructive talks on ensuring global stability and security."
Tehran submitted the same package of proposals to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.
Russia and China, which have strong trade links with Iran, have so far prevented harsh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, using their vetoes on the United Nations Security Council.
Iran has defied three rounds of relatively mild Security Council sanctions imposed over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, which many countries say is being used by Tehran as a cover for nuclear weapons development.
The six nations negotiating with Iran on its controversial nuclear program comprise the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France - plus Germany.