Iranian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss Coronavirus outbreak

ISNA – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi have discussed the latest efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.

In a telephone conversation, the two top diplomats talked about the latest developments concerning the outbreak of coronavirus in China and other issues of mutual interest.

In the phone call, Zarif lauded the Chinese government for its responsibility and efforts to control the crisis and prevent the spread of the virus, and expressed his opposition to politicization of such issues.

He also praised the government of China for its cooperation in bringing back the Iranian nationals from the city of Wuhan.

For his part, the Chinese foreign minister expressed gratitude to the Islamic Republic of Iran for its stances and support.