China calls for expanding economic ties with Iran
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York on Tuesday called for broadening of mutual cooperation, specially in trade and economic fields.
"Beijing will maintain economic relations with Tehran and is committed to Iran nuclear deal despite pressures from the US government," Wang said during the meeting on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual session on Tuesday.
During the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral economic relations.
They also reviewed Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Reminding China’s positions against US pressures, Yi underlined Beijing commitment to preserve JCPOA.
He also expressed condolence over the recent deadly terrorist attack in southwestern Iran.
The United Nations General Assembly which is one of the six bodies of the organization and represents all 193 members of it holds annual meetings in late September. Attendance of many heads of state, premiers, and foreign ministers of countries makes the UNGA annual meetings an important venue for the world leaders to address the most important national, regional, and international issues in their speeches. The gathering also gives an opportunity to world statesmen to hold bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event.