Mohsen Rezaee, Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran, says China and his country must try to expand their economic ties and establish improved relations. Currently China is the largest oil buyer of Iran.
During a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Tehran, Rezaei stressed on the importance of positive relations between Iran and China. “The two countries have many similarities from different aspects. The recent progress of China in various fields in last decades has highlighted the position of China in international issues and economy.”
“We predict bright future for two states. Iran and China can boost their ties in agriculture and energy sector. By increasing the current level of partnerships between Iran and China, both countries can benefit from this cooperation. However, this should be done base on interests of Iranian nation.” Mohsen Rezaee said to Ambassador of People’s Republic of China (PRC) Yohang Yang.
Local economists believe the current high inflation and unemployment rates in Iran are because of Iran-China economic ties. At this time, Iran trades its oil with Chinese goods as the Middle Eastern country cannot transfer funds due to international embargoes. This type of partnerships has made many troubles for Iranian labors and businesses.
Yohang Yang also expressed his stratification with Iran-China relationships. “We are also interested in increasing the level of ties with Islamic Republic of Iran.” Yohang Yang told Mohsen Rezaee.