Parliamentary friendship groups from Iran, China and Pakistan held a symposium in Tehran with the participation of Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.
The chairman and members of Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group held a symposium with Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian on Sunday with his economic and consular deputies and other senior officials of the Iranian Foreign Ministry in attendance.
In the gathering, the top Iranian diplomat was informed about the views of the delegates and described Tehran-Beijing relations as strategic.
Amirabdollahian highlighted the role of parliamentary diplomacy in the platform of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group and outlined the latest state of the Sino-Iranian relations and also Iran’s approach to the implementation of the roadmap of ties with China.
Amirabadi Farahani, Chairman of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group, also thanked the Iranian foreign minister for his attention to the role of parliament and people’s representatives in overseeing the mainstream of political relations, especially Iran’s relations with China.
Farahani reaffirmed the support of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group for the expanding trend of all-out ties with Beijing, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
Elsewhere in the meeting, Mahdi Safari, the deputy minister for economic diplomacy of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, outlined various aspects of Iran’s economic ties with China and Pakistan and gave an update on the situation in the border markets of Iran and Pakistan. He further answered questions from lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Reza Zabib, an assistant to the foreign minister and director general for Asia and Oceania affairs of the Iranian Foreign Ministry explained the latest state of ties between Tehran and Beijing.