TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi described his official visit to China as positive and fruitful, noting that 20 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were signed by the officials of the two countries during the trip.
Speaking at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on Thursday upon his return from China, Raisi said, “The trip to China was very important in order for Iran to play an effective role in the field of regional and global economic and commercial issues, because China is one of the world’s largest economies that plays an important role in the field of trade in Asia and the international stage”.
He added, “This trip was done at the official invitation of Mr Xi Jinping, during which we had numerous meetings and negotiations at different levels with the respected president of China.
“The strategic level of the two countries’ communication had also made the negotiation situation strategic so that we could pursue the issues of interest to both sides, especially in the economic and commercial fields”.
Pointing out that the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to build trust in neighbors and economic convergence in Asia, Raisi said, “This trip was very important because it could implement agreements in various commercial and economic areas between the two countries. Therefore, 20 memoranda of understanding were signed by the officials the two countries”.
The president added, “In the meeting that was held after the conclusion of these contracts and agreements, the serious will of both sides to continue and develop cooperation in various commercial, economic, energy, science and technology fields was emphasized and we were able to make good decisions in all topics”.
Raisi stated, “The ministers present in this trip also had very good negotiations and very good decisions and agreements were reached that all cooperation between the two countries should be accompanied by technology transfer,” the president’s official website reported.
He went on to state that the other topic of the negotiations of this trip was related to the cooperation between Iran and China in international organizations, and noted, “Considering China’s important and prominent role in organizations such as Shanghai and BRICS, we witnessed China’s desire for the Islamic Republic of Iran to become a member of the BRICS organization, and this matter will be followed seriously by the Minister of Foreign Affairs so that the country can benefit from the capacity of effective and useful membership in this extra-regional organization”.
Pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran plays an effective role in the field of security at the regional and international level and should be able to play an effective role in the economic field as well, Raisi said, “This trip is in line with Iran’s effective role in the field of economic and commercial issues”.
Referring to the diverse capacities of our country, the president added, “We must use these capacities in the form of regional and international communications in order to strengthen the country’s economy. Many of these capacities are still untapped”.
Raisi mentioned his meeting with Chinese business executives and stated, “When he mentioned some of the capacities of our country in this meeting, it was very significant to them. Good communication was established in this meeting, and I hope that their effective follow-up can show its effects in the lives of the people and the country’s economy”.
The president also referred to his meeting with influential figures and Chinese intellectuals and academics and stated, “This meeting was very effective in explaining the position of the Islamic Republic to them”.
Raisi stated that the general impression of both sides was that this trip was very successful and fruitful, and noted, “If economic actors and my colleagues in the government follow up the resolutions and decisions of this trip effectively, be sure that many openings in economic and commercial areas will be established in connection with China”.