Iran Wants Strategic Economic Partnership With China

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia - Sputnik International
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran and China try to raise the economic relations between the two countries to a strategic level.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Iran is seeking to become China's strategic economic partner, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday.

"We try to raise the economic relations between the two countries to a strategic level," Zarif said as quoted by Tasnim news agency, upon his arrival in Beijing for a two-day visit.

In this picture released by the Iranian Defense Ministry, Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan, right, and his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan shake hands after exchanging documents of an agreement in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The minister is accompanied by a delegation of business people and entrepreneurs.

The decision to establish the mechanism of annual Iran-China meetings, aimed at strengthening strategic mutual trust between the two countries, was made in late January during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iran.

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