Mar 18, 2019 13:34 UTC
  • Iran economy minister in China to discuss trade ties

Iran's Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Farhad Dejpasand has traveled to China to discuss ways of promoting bilateral trade.

Dejpasand arrived in Beijing on Monday at the head of a high-ranking delegation to take part in the 17th meeting of the Iran-China joint economic commission.

During the meeting to be held on Monday and Tuesday, officials of the two countries will discuss ways of boosting economic cooperation in various areas, including investment, commerce, banking, energy and agriculture.

The Iranian minister is expected to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart Liu Kun as well as Iranian businessmen. He is also due to take part in a joint business forum during his two-day visit.

Iran and China enjoy enhanced ties and share close positions on regional and international issues.

Last month, President Xi Jinping stressed China's determination to boost “comprehensive strategic partnership" with Iran regardless of global and regional developments.  

"No matter how the international and regional situation changes, China's resolve to develop comprehensive strategic partnership with Iran will remain unchanged,” state news agency Xinhua quoted Xi as saying.