Sep 15, 2018, 10:00 AM
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Iran, China can beat existing challenges together: Chinese official

Beijing, Sept 15, IRNA – Tehran and Beijing together can overcome present challenges and risks, Director of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China said.

Song Tao made the remarks Saturday in a meeting with the visiting Head of Iran's Foreign Policy Strategic Council Kamal Kharrazi.

The world is facing with unprecedented developments, said the Chinese official adding that Iran and China are both effective in their regions.

He urged both sides to boost bilateral cooperation.

Song Tao underlined designing an Eastern plan so that countries with a short-term historical record could not impose their political systems on others and claim managing the world.

Kharrazi, for his part, referred to the good cooperation between Tehran and Beijing, saying grounds have been prepared for both capitals to have more cooperation in the region.

He pointed to the development project for Iran's Chabahar Port and connecting it to Pakistan's Gwadar port (a deep-sea port situated on the Arabian Sea at Gwadar in Balochistan province of Pakistan), as well as the project to connect Chabahar to the western parts of Iran.

The project is to be completed with the help of China.

Kharrazi hoped that Tehran-Beijing cooperation in Chabahar will lead to their cooperation in reconstruction projects for Iraq and Syria.

During the meeting both sides discussed energy transmission to the east of Iran through the Peace pipeline (IP Gas) and west of the country through Iraq and Syria.

Cooperation on continuation of Iran oil purchase, preserving Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the importance of establishing cooperation with the P4+1 were among other topics reviewed by the two senior officials.

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