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Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran

On October 31, 2014, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran in Zhongnanhai, who was in China for the attendance of the Foreign Ministerial Conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan.

Yang Jiechi said that China and Iran enjoy traditional friendship. Since last year, President Xi Jinping has met with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran many times on different occasions. Both sides witness close exchanges at all levels and stable development in practical cooperation. The Chinese side stands ready to work with the Iranian side to push forward the continuous development of China-Iran relations. At present, relevant parties should seize the opportunity to meet each other halfway towards an early conclusion of a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue.

Zarif said that the Iranian side attaches great importance to developing relations with China and looks forward to further deepening Iran-China friendly cooperation. Iran appreciates the unique and important role that the Chinese side has played on the Iranian nuclear issue.

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