Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Chines counterpart Wang Yi in the margin of Ancient Civilizations Forum.
The FMs discussed the bilateral relationships, regional and international issues, and the Ancient Civilizations Forum itself.
Appreciating China and Athens’ initiative to hold a meeting for the countries of ancient civilizations,Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that International Community is in need of conversation of countries with ancient civilization. " it is of immense importance that the countries talk to each other in order for increasing cooperation as well as fighting terrorism with which International Community is coping” he added.
Wang Yi also said that in order to appreciate the civil background, it is necessary for the two countries to have consultation and cooperation to solve the current problems of International community through such meetings as Ancient Civilizations Forum.
Zarif noted that Iran and China have been friends for years of tough times and will continue their friendship. He also asked China's more active participation in the development of the Chabahar port.
Chinese FM, also for his part, welcomed financial support of economic projects in Iran, announcing his country’s readiness to increase banking cooperation with Iran.
The Iranian foreign minister arrived in Athens on Sunday on a two-day visit to attend the international forum and hold talks with the country’s senior officials.
Officials from Greece, China, India, Iraq, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia have taken part in the two-day conference.