|Iran is a strategic partner for Beijing: Chinese official||
TEHRAN – China regards Iran as a strategic partner and is keen to expand its relations with the Islamic Republic, Yang Jiechi, a senior member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran late on Sunday.
“Beijing is keen to strengthen and expand its strategic cooperation with Iran in the regional and international arenas and wants to cooperate with Iran on the campaign against terrorism and extremism and the settlement of the Syrian issue,” the Chinese official said.
Rouhani, for his part, said that the two countries enjoyed strategic relations and Iran was keen to enhance the level of bilateral ties.
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