president.ir- President Rouhani met with the special envoy of the President of China and referred to the $30-billion economic exchange between Iran and China, saying: “This amount of economic exchange between the two countries are very little with regard to existing potentials of cooperation”.
Expressing hope to witness great developments in Tehran-Beijing economic relations, the President said: “We are determined to further deepen relations with the friend country of China”.
“In that past four years, very important meetings have taken place with the President of China and his visit to Tehran started a new level in the two countries’ relations,” Dr Rouhani added.
He also went on to refer to cooperation between Iran and China in oil, gas and peaceful nuclear activities, saying: “Iran is ready to develop cooperation with China in these fields”.
“With regard to negotiations between Presidents of the two countries, Iran is willing to cooperate with China in the field of modern energies and communication technology,” Rouhani continued.
“After the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran and China have taken good steps for developing relations and facilitating banking relations,” continued the President adding that further facilitation of banking relations is essential for better economic cooperation.
Appreciating China’s positive role in negotiations that led to the JCPOA, he added: “All parties to this agreement must cooperate closely with each other for its full implementation”.
He also went on to say: “Iran can be a trustable source of energy for China. The Islamic Republic of Iran has estimated more than $200 billion for projects in oil, gas and petrochemicals in its 5-year development plan and China can invest in these fields”.
During the same meeting, the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, He Lifeng, delivered Chinese President’s message of congratulations to Dr Rouhani on his re-election and said: “We are very happy that the Iranian people have had good developments in various fields”.
Referring to agreements between the two countries, he said: “As the result of this visit, mutual political trust between the two countries has improved and economic cooperation has entered a new level”.
“I am confident that in your new term of office, we will witness further deepening of relations between the two countries,” continued He, adding that China is against unilateral sanctions, calling for full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).