Iran, China hold expert meeting on maritime railway transportation

IRNA – The Iran-China expert meeting for reviewing challenges and opportunities of the two nations in developing cooperation in maritime and railway transportation was held in the Chinese southern city Iowa on Sunday.

At present, over 1,000 Iranian businesspersons are active in China of which 300 are members of the chamber of commerce for Iranian residents in the Asian country.

Organized by chamber of commerce for Iranian residents in south and east of China, the ways for expanding mutual cooperation in the field of transportation were discussed during the meeting.

In the gathering, Shanghai also was introduced as the world busiest and biggest harbor city.

The port of Shanghai, located in the vicinity of Shanghai, comprises a deep-sea port and a river port.

In an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the spokesman for the Chinese ministry of commerce said earlier on Saturday that China and Iran are great economic partners, and the two nations enjoy growing and durable economic relations.

The two countries remain to be important trade partners and, based on the figures, relations between Beijing and Tehran are satisfactory, Gao Feng said.

China-Iran economic cooperation is on a positive path, and the two nations are expected to witness growing cooperation, Feng said.

Beijing attaches great importance to its relations with Iran and will continue its legitimate and regular economic cooperation with the country despite US sanctions, he said.