Iran, China should boost security cooperation: Iranian minister

Iran’s Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar has stressed the expansion of security cooperation with China, saying Tehran and Beijing attach great significance to security and stability in the region.

Heading a delegation, the Iranian minister has travelled to China for an official four-day visit. He arrived in the capital, Beijing, on Thursday.

“Iran and China enjoy very good and longstanding relations and cooperate with each other in different fields, including economic, political and security areas,” Mohammad-Najjar said on Thursday upon arrival in Beijing.

Pointing to an earlier visit by a Chinese delegation to Iran and the inking of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), he said the visit laid the groundwork for the signing of a security deal, which would be concluded after a meeting with Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun.

“Iran and China need to strengthen their relations in different areas, including in the fight against organized crime and drug smuggling, as well as security cooperation between both countries’ police,” he stressed, adding that the new deal to be signed will be a turning point in security cooperation between the two countries.

He also expressed hope that the Iranian delegation’s visit would be a prelude to the further development of bilateral relations in line with maintaining regional stability and security.

By Press TV

 

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