|Qin Gang Holds Talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian|
On February 14, 2023, Foreign Minister Qin Gang held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Beijing.
Qin Gang said that President Xi Jinping and President Ebrahim Raisi have reached broad and important common understandings during their just-concluded fruitful talks, providing important strategic guidance to and injecting strong impetus into the development of China-Iran relations. China is ready to work with Iran to deepen practical cooperation, step up cultural and people-to-people exchanges, implement in real earnest the latest common understandings between the two heads of state, and continuously promote new progress in China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership.
Qin Gang stressed that the two sides need to continue to support each other on issues concerning their respective core interests, strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, make joint efforts to promote durable peace and stability in the region, uphold the international order and the basic norms governing international relations, and safeguard the common interests of developing countries and international fairness and justice.
Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran attaches great importance to developing relations with China, and will work with China to implement the important common understandings reached between the two heads of state and strive for more outcomes of the comprehensive cooperation plan between the two countries. Iran is ready to strengthen communication and coordination with China and is committed to mutual support on issues concerning their respective core interests.
On the Iranian nuclear issue, Amir-Abdollahian briefed Qin Gang on the latest progress in the negotiations on resuming the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and appreciated China's constructive role.
Qin Gang said that China supports Iran in safeguarding its legitimate and lawful rights and interests, and will continue to promote the political and diplomatic settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue. China calls on other relevant parties to make positive efforts to this end.
The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual interest and concern.