0446 GMT August 04, 2021
During a phone call, Wang stressed Beijing and Tehran are eager to “resolutely safeguard multilateralism and international justice, so as to better safeguard the common interests of China, Iran and other developing countries,” a statement by the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
Noting the positive contributions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian government have made to the development of bilateral relations over the past eight years, Wang said that China will continue to strengthen communication and cooperation with the new government led by Iran's President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, CGTN reported.
“China is willing… to carry forward the good tradition of mutual trust and support between the two countries, strengthen friendly exchanges and cooperation, continue to jointly oppose unilateralism and bullying practice,” he said.
Wang also thanked Tehran for supporting Beijing on issues concerning China's core interests.
He said China “will, as always, support Iran in safeguarding state sovereignty and national dignity, choosing a political system and development path that suits its national conditions, and defending its legitimate rights and interests.”
For his part, Zarif thanked China for providing vaccine and anti-COVID-19 materials to Iran and supporting its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, adding that Iran hopes to continue to strengthen cooperation with China in this regard.
Tehran attaches great importance to Iran-China relations and believes that bilateral relations will be further deepened after the new Iranian government takes office, he added.
The two sides also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan.