Iran FM hopes for the success of the Winter Olympics in China
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian once again congratulated China on its New Year and wished it every success in hosting the Winter Olympics.
In a Chinese-language tweet early Tuesday, Iran’s foreign minister hoped for the best for the Chinese people and government.
“Ahead of the Chinese New Year and the Beijing Winter Olympics, I hope the best for the Chinese people and government,” he said.
Amir Abdollahian added: “I hope for the success of the Winter Olympics and congratulate my Chinese friends on the New Year. This year, with the start of the second 50-year period for diplomatic relations between the two countries, the overall cooperation plan will progress better and stronger with additional efforts.
Iran’s foreign minister also posted a photo of Tehran’s iconic Azadi Tower lit up with Chinese and Iranian flags.
On Monday, Amir Abdollahian sent a congratulatory message to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi congratulating him on the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival.
In his message, the Iranian Foreign Minister wished success and prosperity to the government and the heroic nation of China, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
“I am glad to have had the opportunity to hold a meeting and constructive talks with you, old friend, in the beautiful city of Wuxi before the Spring Festival,” the message read.
“I am confident that the agreements reached during this trip will pave the way for the expansion of comprehensive strategic cooperation between Iran and China during the 50 seconds of diplomatic relations,” he added.
In his first visit to China since taking office as Iran’s top diplomat, Amir Abdollahian visited China in mid-January, a move that was hailed as opening new horizons for deepening ties between Tehran and Beijing.
Iran’s foreign minister ushered in such a horizon in an article published in Chinese media ahead of his visit. Amir Abdollahian said the visit “will be a promising new horizon for our promotion and development of cooperation in various fields.”
At the center of this horizon is a comprehensive strategic partnership signed last year between Iran and China. On March 27, 2021, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi signed the plan, raising Tehran-Beijing relations in various fields to a new strategic level.
The plan, officially known as “Comprehensive Cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China”, has been widely hailed by almost all Iranian officials as a “strategic” move.
In his op-ed for Global Times, Amir Abdollahian said the various cultural and political commonalities between Iran and China have paved the way for the two countries to further develop economic and trade cooperation and implement the plan. of global cooperation.
“China has played a constructive and rational role in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear agreement, especially during the recent talks in Vienna to lift the sanctions against our country,” Amir Abdollahian told CGTN before concluding his visit in China.
He said, “During the visit, we reached consensus on some important issues, including the implementation of a comprehensive cooperation agreement between the two sides. In order to implement this long-term vision proposed by our leaders for the development of Iran-China relations, both sides need a roadmap, so we have entered into a 25-year comprehensive long-term strategic cooperation agreement. year. My visit here is to discuss with my Chinese counterpart, Mr. Wang Yi, how to implement the plan. We also discussed major international and regional issues. For example, we are still facing serious crises in Afghanistan and Yemen.