The Iran's President referred to the development of Tehran-Beijing relations in the past 50 years and welcomed the signing of the comprehensive cooperation plan between Iran and China for the future, describing the relations between the two countries strategic and expressed hope that bilateral and regional cooperation would develop in all fields of mutual interest.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Iran's President referred to the development of Tehran-Beijing relations in the past 50 years and welcomed the signing of the comprehensive cooperation plan between Iran and China for the future, describing the relations between the two countries strategic and expressed hope that bilateral and regional cooperation would develop in all fields of mutual interest.
Speaking with the President of China on Monday be telephone, President Hassan Rouhani referred to the strategic and long-term view of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards relations with China as one of the world powers.
He also went on to express Iran's readiness for development of economic cooperation with China and said that the development of relations would further strengthen relations between the two countries in economic and trade relations, including increasing oil and non-oil exports to China.
Dr Rouhani referred to the Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE) initiative proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the United Nations, saying, "Iran is ready to develop China's cooperation with the western Asia in different issues including the resolve of Palestine's issue, and in this regard, the HOPE initiative can be the basis for interaction".
The President went on to appreciate China's stances and support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) including in recent talks in Vienna, stating that the unilateral sanctions against the Iranian nation must be lifted and the acceleration of completing the Arak reactor under the deal.
He also stressed the importance of close cooperation between the two countries on international issues for fighting the cold war and the United States and their western allies' coalition-making against independent countries like Iran and China.
President Rouhani also appreciated China's help to Iran regarding the fight against COVID-19, expressing hope that continued cooperation between the two countries in this field, efforts for providing Iran's needed vaccines would accelerate.
In this phone call, the President of China described relations with Iran strategic and developing in all fields and stressed the operationalisation of the agreements between the two countries.
President Xi Jinping also referred to regional cooperation between the two countries and emphasised that Iran and China can play an effective role in resolving regional and international issues.
The Chinese President referred to Vienna talks and said that Beijing has always supported the JCPOA as a multilateral international agreement and its full implementation.
"The United States cannot withdraw from the JCPOA and return back to it any time they want. The lift of all sanctions against Iran is a must for US' return to the deal," he said.
He referred o cooperation with Iran on building the Arak reactor under the JCPOA and said, "We are will bind by our commitment in this regard and will accelerate it".
On the recent attacks of the Zionist Regime against the people of Palestine, President Xi Jinping stressed the efforts by the international community to end the killing.