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China ready to work with Iran over coop. plan

BEIJING, Nov 25 (KUNA) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China is ready to work with Iran to implement the comprehensive cooperation plan and push for new achievements in the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership.
Wang made the remark during a video meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian over bilateral relations and cooperation, Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.
He said that he and the Iranian minister had exchanged views on the Iranian nuclear issue, adding that the Chinese side understands the reasonable demands of the Iranian side and supports Iran in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Iran, Wang added.
For his part, Abdollahian said the comprehensive plan between Iran and China pushes bilateral relations to a new stage, adding that Iran is willing to deepen exchanges and cooperation with China in various fields.
He noted that Iran resolutely opposes unilateralism, bullying, double standards and interference in China's sovereignty and internal affairs. (end) mab.mt