Iranian, Chinese FMs exchange views over a range of issues

November 6, 2021

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has held talks with Wang Yi China’s Foreign Minister  and State Councilor on the phone over bilateral ties, the upcoming Vienna talks, and regional as well as international developments. 

The Chinese foreign minister wished Amir Abdollahian full recovery from Covid-19. 

Amir Abdollahian thanked the Chinese government for sending 120 million doses of Covid vaccine to Iran and expressed satisfaction over the expanding ties between Tehran and Beijing. The top Iranian diplomat also said the Islamic Republic supports China’s global initiative for sustainable development. He underlined Iran’s close cooperation with China in this regard. 

Amir Abdollahian also voiced hope the US and the European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal will enter the Vienna talks realistically so that an agreement is reached swiftly. He added that the US cannot push ahead with its failed maximum pressure policy and economic terrorism and at the same time claim it wants talks and an agreement. 

Amir Abdollahian also referred to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s performing of its duties in Iran. He expressed confidence that cooperation between Iran and the IAEA will continue smoothly in line with agreements and rules. 

On Afghanistan, the Iranian foreign minister underscored the necessity of forming an inclusive government there. He voiced hope the meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors in Beijing as a continuation of the Tehran conference will be held successfully. The Chinese foreign minister also welcomed the continuation of the nuclear talks and announced Beijing’s support for them. Wang Yi blamed the US for the obstacles to the implementation of the nuclear deal. He expressed hope that the US will compensate its mistake by fully removing the anti-Iran sanctions so that the negotiations will produce good results in light of Iran’s positive approach.  

Wang Yi also invited Amir Abdollahian to visit Beijing. He voiced hope that the third conference of Afghanistan’s neighbors in China will result in the formation of a broad-based and stable government in Afghanistan with the active participation of the country’s neighbors including Iran.