Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing views its relationship with Iran from a strategic perspective and stands ready to work with Tehran to push for further progress in the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, it said. he declares.
“Facing a complicated international situation, China and Iran have strengthened their solidarity and cooperation, strengthened their common interests, and safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries,” he said at a Friday meeting. telephone conversation with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Xinhua reported. .
The Chinese president stressed that the two sides should continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns.
Raisi also stressed Iran’s determination to develop multifaceted relations with China regardless of international developments.
The two presidents discussed initiatives for the development of collaborations and ways to accelerate the implementation of the 25-year global strategic partnership program.
Tehran and Beijing signed a cooperation agreement on the further development of bilateral relations in early 2021.
Xi called on the two sides to maintain close communication on the implementation of the comprehensive cooperation plan between the two countries.
He also said the two countries should actively promote practical cooperation in key areas, maintain cooperation to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and strengthen communication and coordination in regional and international affairs.
Iran and China should uphold non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, which is a basic norm in international relations, Xi said.
Raisi also said respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries is a fundamental principle of Iranian foreign policy.
“In this line, supporting the one-China principle is the definite and principled policy of the Islamic Republic,” he said.
He added that US interference in the internal affairs of other countries is in line with its destructive policy of unilateralism which has become a threat to world peace and unilateralism.
According to Raisi, the right governance model at the regional and international level is one that is independent and based on the national interests of sovereign states.
He stressed the need for the state of justice in the new international order, pointing out that any effort by the United States to repeat the Cold War model in the world is a sign of its weakness and its downfall.
The Chinese president said the Asian country appreciates Iran’s active support for its proposed Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, and stands ready to work with Iran to promote the implement initiatives and push for the development of the international order towards a more just and rational orientation.
In addition, Xi said the Chinese side has always supported Middle Eastern countries in resolving regional security issues in unity and coordination, and supported regional people in exploring their independent development path.
Raisi stressed that his administration’s policy of expanding ties with neighboring and regional countries was a priority, saying such an approach had paved the way for collective security and development in the West Asian region, which can be a model for building political confidence and economic progress.
He welcomed the idea of increasing multilateral economic cooperation within the framework of regional and international arrangements such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS (five major emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). South).
The Chinese president said Beijing is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with Iran in frameworks such as the SCO.
The Iranian president then referred to negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, stressing the need for a political decision by the United States as the offending party to revoke its illegal sanctions against Iran and third parties.
The United States withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed sweeping sanctions on Tehran, prompting it to reduce its commitments.
Talks have been ongoing for more than a year to determine how the two sides can resume compliance.