Iran, China FMs call for closer ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang called for further promoting bilateral relations during a phone conversation on Thursday.

Iran will work with China to implement the comprehensive cooperation plan between the two countries, and continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning respective core interests as well as territorial and sovereignty integrity, Amir-Abdollahian said.

He said Iran supports China in playing a bigger role in building a community with a shared future for mankind, and is willing to strengthen cooperation under this framework.

Qin said China always views China-Iran relations from a strategic and long-term perspective, and advance the comprehensive cooperation plan of the two countries, so as to push for solid progress in their strategic partnership.

China supports Iran in safeguarding its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and is ready to work with Iran to uphold basic norms governing international relations such as the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, preserve the common interests of developing countries and safeguard international fairness and justice, Qin added.