Beijing, September 7th--Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee met here today with the study group of the Iranian Expediency Discernment Council of the System led by Hussain Mozaffar, member of the Council and Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament.
Song said that China and Iran enjoy long-standing traditional friendship. President Xi Jinping visited Iran this January, during which both sides announced to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership, marking a new important milestone in the development of bilateral relations. We will well implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state and promote cooperation in various fields between both sides within the framework of the "Belt and Road" construction, so as to benefit the two peoples.
Song noted that the International Department of the CPC Central Committee attaches importance to the status and function of the Council in Iran’s regime system, and will regard it as an important target to carry out cooperation and communication. It is hoped that the two sides can maintain institutional exchanges, boost high-level mutual visits, deepen mutual learning in ideas and policy communication, and advance think-tank communication and personnel exchanges, so as to constantly push forward China-Iran relations.
Mozaffar expressed that under the leadership of the CPC, China has achieved great outcomes in economic and social development, and played a significant role in international affairs. Iran hopes to learn from the CPC’s secret to success. The Council is willing to enhance communication and cooperation with the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, and implement the consensus reached by both leaders, so as to elevate relationship between the two countries to a new level.