TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Islamic Republic of Iran and China on Friday officially began a new era of bilateral cooperation which can enrage the West and especially the Americans and these two countries can cooperate in different fields.
On Friday Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said a 25-year strategic partnership deal with China signed in March last year has come into effect as part of the outcome of a key visit to China at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
“We agreed to announce today as the date to begin implementing the comprehensive agreement on strategic partnership” between Iran and China, Amir-Abdollahian said, after concluding detailed discussions on Sino-Iranian cooperation with the Chinese foreign minister in China on Friday.
Iran as a regional power and China as the one of the big world powers signed the landmark 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement in March last year in defiance of the U.S.’s unilateral sanctions to strengthen long-standing economic and political alliance.
The deal officially documents the Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership that had been announced during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to boost economic cooperation between the two countries for the next 25 years, and paves the way for Iran’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative, a massive infrastructure project stretching from East Asia to Europe.
During the Friday meeting with China’s foreign minister, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the significance of the 25-year partnership agreement signed between Tehran and Beijing and emphasized that the implementation of the document would be an important event and a fundamental change in relations.
Tehran says the huge imports of China’s coronavirus vaccine is thanks to the strategic partnership deal signed between the two sides in March.
The top Iranian diplomat outlined the latest state of bilateral cooperation in various fields and said Tehran is resolved to implement all infrastructure agreements with Beijing.
The Chinese foreign minister also said Beijing completely supports Iran’s wise stance toward the bullying policies of the United States and also its position on the ongoing talks with the five remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement, urging Washington to make up for the past mistake in withdrawing from the deal.
Wang said China is ready to improve bilateral cooperation in monetary, energy, banking and cultural fields despite unlawful sanctions against Tehran.
In a Chinese post on his Twitter account, Amir-Abdollahian said that at the beginning of 2022, he was delighted to embark on his first visit to China since taking office. He added that he met with his Chinese counterpart in the “beautiful” city of Wuxi in southern Jiangsu province and exchanged views on a wide range of issues such as the comprehensive cooperation plan and the Vienna negotiations, and reached important consensus.
China is gradually becoming the world big economy by replacing the U.S. and the country is gradually showing its role in many major global economic and political developments. Of course, this cooperation between Iran has disappointed the West which has been trying to dominate countries in the world and especially in the Middle East as they are watching more cooperation of the Chinese with the Middle East states.
Beijing is trying to expand its famous Silk Road that many countries like Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan can benefit it for boosting their economic activities. Now Tehran wants to take advantage of this cooperation by cooperating with China which has supported it during the sanctions era and has been a reliable partner during the sanctions era.
Tehran has always proved the world it can be a reliable friend for all provided that the other parties show sincerity and honesty and China at least during the sanctions era has shown that it can be a reliable partner for Tehran and they can expand their cooperation in all fields and not to restrict it only to oil sales and economic issues.
The Chinese during the pandemic era have sent COVID vaccines to Iran although it started late but Iran’s former pro-West should be blamed for this delay because it only dreamed of cooperating with the West which has never shown sincerity towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Now since Friday, the biggest event in the history of the Islamic Republic of Iran has begun and it is expected to be used for flourishing the current economic condition and other developmental projects in the country as China is actually biggest economic power in the world and it can have its influence in the development and economy and progresses of the countries.