News ID: 276344
Published: 0326 GMT November 04, 2020

Ministry denies suspension of talks on Iran-China long-term agreement

Ministry denies suspension of talks on Iran-China long-term agreement
IRNA
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denied reports that talks between Iran and China on a 25-year cooperation agreement have been suspended, pending the results of the United States’ presidential elections.

Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday that the two countries are discussing the details of the agreement and the results will be announced, according to IRNA.

The negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and China about the 25-year deal are going on seriously and have nothing to do with the elections of any country, particularly the United States of America,” he added.

Iran and China are working to finalize the 25-year Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, which was announced in a joint statement during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tehran in 2016.

The cooperation roadmap consists of 20 articles, covering Tehran-Beijing ties in political, executive cooperation, human and cultural, judiciary, security and defense, and regional and international domains, according to the statement released back then.

To Americas dismay, the deal is crafted to help the two sides ditch dollar in bilateral trade and bypass the American sanctions.

 

   
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