Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks while at a meeting in Tehran on Sunday which he held with Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Ming.
"The presidents of Iran and China paved the way to further boost ties in their last meeting in (the Chinese city of) Shanghai. Now It’s necessary for the relevant sectors from the two countries to take steps towards the implementation of the agreements the have signed,” the FM said.
He also praised China’s positive role in the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks with the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).
Zhang, in his turn, pointed to the growing frequency of meetings held between Iranian and Chinese officials in the last year, asserting, "Relations between Beijing and Tehran are on the rise in all spheres. So, we believe the two countries’ relations are strategic.”
In relation to Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the six major powers, the Chinese diplomat expressed hope that the talks would lead to a fruitful deal between the sides.
China welcomes a comprehensive nuclear agreement that can "lead to allaying concerns on both sides,” he asserted.