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Larijani: Majlis supports development of ties with China

Iran Press TV

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Saturday called for expansion of economic ties between Iran and China in the fields of oil, gas, railway and transfer of modern technology and knowledge.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Larijani said that expansion of ties in all fields with China is very important for Iran and will cause deepening of ties between the two countries.

He underlined cooperation in the field of power plants, especially on Arak heavy water issue and said that such cooperation is surely under support of Iran's parliament.

Majlis Speaker Larijani expressed deep concern about deterioration of security situation in the region, saying that unfortunately a number of western powers by their presence in the region pushed it to the verge of explosion.

President Xi Jinping expressed pleasure with his effective meeting with Majlis Speaker three years ago, saying that China has strategic and comprehensive relations with Iran.

President Xi said that China is willing to have a more effective role in Iran's development in the field of finance, calling for more works to be done for the joint belt on Silk Road and in the fields of water resources, energy and nuclear power plant the two sides should have more constructive cooperation.

The Chinese president said that the two sides should coordinate views in international organizations, including the UN and Shanghai Cooperation Organization and on the humanitarian crises created by terrorism in Iraq, Yemen and Syria.

He called implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as an appropriate opportunity for more cooperation and said that Iran's parliament played an important role in implementation of JCPOA.

President Xi called negotiations between Iran and Group 5+1 as a successful experience, saying that the experience may be used for settlement of world problems and for stability in the region.

He said that China is ready for cooperation with Iran in the field of regional problem and fight against terrorism.

President Xi said that parliaments relations are very important and have effective role in bilateral ties, so we support expansion of parliamentary relations between the two countries.

President Xi Jinping arrived in Tehran on Friday evening on the head of high ranking politico-economic delegation.

Iran and China has signed 17 documents and Memorandums of Understanding on Saturday.


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