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China and Iran sign 25-year strategic cooperation agreement | France24 |

China commerce ministry said on Thursday that Beijing will try to safeguard the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and defend the legitimate interests of Sino-Iranian relations.

The United States and the other Western powers party to the deal are at odds with Tehran over which side should first return to the accord, which was abandoned by former US President Donald Trump in 2018.

Iran, China determined to boost long-term strategic ties, fight terrorism: President Rouhani | PressTV |

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and China are firmly determined to improve "strategic and long-term" cooperation in various political and economic fields and fight terrorism and extremism in the region.

Pointing to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Beijing, Rouhani urged both sides to speed up the implementation of agreements signed in the field of important infrastructural and developmental projects.

The president commended China's support for Iran in the international scene, including its stance on the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed between Tehran and major world powers, and the fight against the US unilateralism and extremism.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani stressed the importance of making collective efforts to fight terrorism and extremism in the region and said Iran's Iran's Hormuz Peace Initiative (HOPE), a mechanism aimed at ensuring regional security through the efforts of the region's own constituents, can play a leading role in this regard.

The Iranian president emphasized that the US military presence in the West Asian region is the root cause of regional instability and censured the Americans' meddlesome measures.

by Oui on Sat Mar 27th, 2021 at 05:55:56 PM EST

UAE's symbolic solidarity touched hearts of Chinese | Gulf News |

"We are confident that because of the bilateral efforts between China and the UAE, there would be more and better results in fighting the pandemic that would also result in a stronger international rhythm," the minister stressed.

Yi appreciated the UAE's gestures of solidarity with China during the pandemic. "For example, an encouraging phrase like `Stay strong, Wuhan' was lit up on Burj Khalifa. Also, on China's national mourning day [for the victims of COVID-19] on 4 April, 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, posted tweets on his official account on Twitter in Chinese, English and Arabic, offering his condolences for the Chinese martyrs and victims during this pandemic, a step that left a great impact in the Chinese people's hearts," he said.

by Oui on Sat Mar 27th, 2021 at 07:55:10 PM EST
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