Xi Jinping: China to promote steady ties with Iran
Beijing will promote steady development of ties with Tehran no matter how the situation changes, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Bishkek.
Xi stressed that China has always viewed its relations with Iran from a strategic and long-term perspective. He add that despite changes in regional and international situations, the Chinese side is willing to join hands with the Iranian side in fostering a continuous and steady development of the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, Xinhua reported.
For his part, Rouhani said that Tehran is committed to the all-round development of bilateral ties and willing to participate in the Belt and Road Initiative and tap potential of cooperation in various fields.