Xi talks over phone with Iranian president – Xinhua
The Azadi Tower is illuminated to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 31, 2022. (Chinese Embassy to Iran/Handout via Xinhua)
BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by phone Friday afternoon with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi.
Xi pointed out that at present, in the face of changes and a pandemic not seen in a century, the world is in a new period of turbulence and transformation, adding that the aspirations of people in all countries in development and security have become more urgent, and the call for international fairness and justice has only grown stronger.
Facing a complicated international situation, he noted that China and Iran have strengthened their solidarity and cooperation, strengthened their common interests, and safeguarded the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.
China views its relations with Iran from a strategic perspective and stands ready to work with Iran to push for further progress in the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, he said.
Xi stressed that the two sides should continue to firmly support each other on issues concerning each other’s core interests and major concerns, as well as uphold non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, a norm. fundamental in international relations.
He called on the two sides to maintain close communication on the implementation of the comprehensive cooperation plan between the two countries, actively promote practical cooperation in key areas, maintain anti-pandemic cooperation, and strengthen communication and coordination in regional and international affairs.
The Chinese side has always supported countries in the Middle East in resolving regional security issues in unity and coordination, and supported people in the region in independently exploring their development path, Ms. Xi, adding that China is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with Iran in this framework. frameworks like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
China appreciates Iran’s active support for the Global Development Initiative and the Global Security Initiative, and stands ready to work with Iran to promote the implementation of the initiatives and push forward the development of China. international order in a more just and rational direction.
Raisi noted that Iran and China jointly celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties last year and bilateral cooperation has seen significant progress over the past 50 years.
He believed that bilateral relations would reach even higher levels of development in the future with the joint efforts of both sides, the Iranian leader added.
It is a priority and a key part of Iran’s established foreign policy to firmly deepen the comprehensive strategic partnership between Iran and China, the president said.
Iran and China oppose hegemonism and unilateralism, and reject interference in other countries’ internal affairs, illegal unilateral sanctions and double standards, Raisi noted, adding that Iran firmly upholds the one-China policy and supports China in safeguarding its core interests.
Iran highly appreciates China’s important and active role in international and regional affairs, and supports China’s proposed Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, he said.
His country is ready to carry out close communication and coordination with China in order to safeguard international fairness and justice, uphold the common interests of developing countries and promote regional peace, security and development and worldwide,” added Raisi. ■