Chinese FM says a comprehensive nuclear deal to benefit Iran, region

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his Iranian counterpart Zarif in Tehran on February 15, 2015.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his Iranian counterpart Zarif in Tehran on February 15, 2015.

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA – China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said a comprehensive nuclear deal will benefit both the Iranian nation and the whole region.

He made the remarks here on Sunday during a joint press conference with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

He noted that reaching a comprehensive nuclear agreement was the dominant approach in the ongoing talks between Iran and the 5+1.

The Chinese foreign minister further expressed hope that the parties involved in the talks would fulfill their commitments towards their nations in a bid to accelerate a timely nuclear agreement.

On bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Beijing, he stressed that despite global recession the volume of mutual trade has increased to 51 billion dollars.

The figure proves that both countries have high potential and capabilities for cooperation, Wang added.

The Chinese foreign minister arrived in Tehran Saturday evening to confer with senior Iranian officials on expansion of mutual relations and regional and global issues.

He will stay here until February 16.

Iran and China are to study various political, economic, cultural, regional and international issues.

By IRNA