Iranian President hopes for enhancing ties with China

08:19, June 15, 2011      

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Iran hopes to enhance cooperation with China in various fields and promote bilateral relations in general, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in Astana on Tuesday.

During a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao, Ahmadinejad said Iran is willing to join hands with the Chinese side to enhance trade and economic cooperation and elevate cultural exchange and people-to-people communication between the two countries.

Ahmadinejad noted Iran and China boast a long history of good relations and this year marks the the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He also said Iran is willing to enhance communication with China on international and regional issues, so as to boost international and regional security and stability.

Ahmadinejad was invited here as a guest to attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is set to open on Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua
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