Iran's Top Diplomat Leaves Tehran for Beijing
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian departed Tehran for Beijing on Thursday to hold meetings and talks with high-ranking Chinese officials on bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues.
During his visit, bilateral relations in the political, economic and cultural fields, as well as international and regional issues will be discussed.
Speaking in a press conference on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin announced that Iran's foreign minister will visit his Chinese counterpart on Friday.
At the invitation of the Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian will visit China on January 12 and 14, respectively, he said.
"China and Iran resolutely support each other on the core issues," Wang Wenbin added.
Amir Abdollahian will also confer on a 25-year cooperation agreement earlier signed by the two countries, Iran's foreign ministry said on Monday.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqei Kani underlined in November that Tehran and Beijing are reliable partners in trade and economic fields.
"Iran and China, as reliable partners, share views on the illegal nature of US sanctions and the significance of the rule of law in international relations," Baqeri Kani tweeted.
He pointed out that Tehran and Beijing would continue consultations on a range of issues, particularly in the international arena, the Iranian diplomat said.