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50 posted on 08/26/2003 11:47:12 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
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Chinese FM terms Iran ties positive

Beijing, Aug 26 - Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing here on Tuesday, terming Tehran-Beijing ties as positive, expressed China's satisfaction with further expansion of mutual relations and lauded Iran's efforts to the effect.

Before meeting with his Iranian counterpart, he said that his negotiation with Iranian Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharrazi, will be focused on bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Stressing that Kharrazi's visit to China will contribute to further introducing the two states to each other and strengthening relations, he said that ties between Iran and China have been noteworthy over the past 30 years, specially after the victory of Islamic revolution.

Zhaoxing said that the frequent exchange of visits between senior officials from both countries in recent years have been very effective in raising the level of bilateral economic and trade cooperation.

"China gives high significance to its traditional and friendly ties with Iran and is willing to continue its extensive bilateral cooperation in the long run," he added.

Turning to the wide range of joint cooperation between Iran and China, he called for continuous exchange of visits between the senior Iranian and Chinese officials as well as foreign ministry authorities.

Terming the potentials of both states for economic and trade collaboration quite high, he stressed that China hopes for further expansion of joint cooperation in the field of oil, gas, power generation, communications and transportation.

"The favorable economic and social profits of Tehran metroproject are evident and more joint projects in various fields are due to get underway in the future," he added.

He pointed out that Iran and China, as two developing countries, have almost common outlooks on numerous regional and international issues and usually support each other in international affairs.

The Chinese minister also underlined the significance of closer contacts between the two countries in regional and international affairs.
52 posted on 08/27/2003 12:14:30 AM PDT by F14 Pilot
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