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    Iran Wants Strategic Economic Partnership With China

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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.

    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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