BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Aug. 18.
Xi pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 50 years ago, bilateral relations have stood the test of international changes and the friendship between the two peoples has been strong for a long time.
In the face of the complex situation of the world’s 100-year change and the century-old coronavirus pandemic, China and Iraq are suffering from difficulties and mutual and watchful assistance, while jointly fighting the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening unity and cooperation, promoting pragmatic cooperation to make positive progress, effectively consolidating the strategic mutual trust between the two countries, and firmly safeguarding international equity and justice.
China appreciates Iran’s active development of relations with China and is ready to work with Iran to push forward the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Iran.
Xi stressed that China will unswervingly develop friendly relations with Iran no matter how the international and regional situation changes. The two sides should continue to support each other on issues of mutual core interest and major concern.
China firmly supports Iran in safeguarding national sovereignty and national dignity and opposing external interference, and is ready to strengthen exchanges of experience in governing the country, strengthen anti-pandemic cooperation, promote the development of their respective countries and enhance the well-being of the two peoples.
The China-Iran comprehensive cooperation plan opens up broader prospects for deepening mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.
The two sides should tap the potential in depth, actively build the Belt and Road, and build more practical cooperation results. China supports Iran’s legitimate demands on the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue and is ready to strengthen coordination and cooperation with Iran on regional affairs, safeguard common interests and promote regional security and stability.
Leahy said he warmly congratulated the Communist Party of China on its 100th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Iraq and China.
The unswerving development of a stronger and stronger comprehensive strategic partnership between Iraq and China is the priority and priority of the Iraqi government’s foreign policy.
Iran appreciates China’s valuable support in the fight against the new pneumonia pandemic, appreciates China’s impartial stance in international and regional affairs such as Iran’s nuclear program, and is willing to work closely with China to enhance strategic mutual trust, deepen bilateral cooperation and multilateral cooperation, and jointly oppose unilateralism, hegemonism and external interference.
Iran firmly supports China’s position on Taiwan-related, border-related, Hong Kong-related issues, and firmly opposes individual countries using the issue of virus traceability to curb China. China’s initiative to build the Belt and Road Initiative is full of strategic vision, and Iran is ready to actively participate.