Iran, China ink 7 cooperation pacts

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran and Beijing signed over half a dozen cooperation document in different fields on Tuesday.

A sum of seven memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed between Iranian Deputy Minister of Industries, Mines and Commerce Valiollah Afkhamirad and visiting trade delegation from China’s Zhejiang province in Tehran on Tuesday.

Iran and China have signed the MoUs to expand their trade cooperation. Last week, Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said a major part of Iran-China relations was formed up during the era of embargoes on Tehran, adding the two countries can enhance their relations in the post-sanctions setting.

Addressing a meeting with Deputy Administrator of National Energy Administration of China Zhang Yuqing in his Tehran office, Zangeneh said bolstering ties with China is a serious plan in Iran.

He expressed satisfaction over the endorsement of a memorandum of understanding the Chinese official signed with Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy oil minister for international affairs and trading, on Sunday, and said, “Very important topics were considered in the MoU and we are committed to their fulfillment.”

The Iranian official further hailed China’s energy cooperation with Iran, expressing hope that the relations will enhance in the post-sanctions setting.

He also said that the visit to Tehran by the Chinese president was a turning point in the relations between Tehran and Beijing.

By Fars News Agency