China FM spox: Beijing eager to develop ties with Tehran

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News ID: 22870
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 18:45 - 13 May 2018
TEHRAN, May 13 - Chinese Foreign Minister Spokesman expressed willingness for promoting relations with Iran.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) – Geng Shuang made the remarks Sunday in a press conference.

Referring to Iranian Foreign Minister’s current tour of China, he said, “According to my information, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit China, Russia and some European countries, during which he will exchange views with relevant parties on the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue. China is one stop of his visit.” 

“China is a contracting party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and follows closely the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue. We are willing to maintain communication with Iran and other relevant parties,” he added.

Zarif arrived in Beijing on Sunday to hold talks with Chinese officials on Iran nuclear deal.

Zarif held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

At the end of Beijing visit, he is slated to travel to Moscow and Brussels to continue the JCPOA-related talks in the aftermath of US walkaway from the key international deal.

Earlier, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Zarif will embark on an intensive tour of China, Russia and Belgium late Saturday to explore ways of preserving the JCPOA’s with Europe and other parties to the deal.

He added that Zarif will leave for China, Russia and seat of European Union at the order of President Hassan Rouhani to exchange views with Europe and other parties to the JCPOA on the survival of the deal following US departure.

Source: IRNA

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