Vice Chairwoman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee Shen Yueyue said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a strategic country on the One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative.

She pointed to the long-lasting and age-old friendship between Tehran and Beijing and introduced the Islamic Republic of Iran as an important and strategic country on the initiative plan of One Belt One Road.

She made the above remarks on the sidelines of organising 40th glorious victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in the Embassy of Iran to Beijing and congratulated this auspicious occasion to the Government and noble nation of the country and stated, “the relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and China is of specific importance in a way that Iran is a strategic partner to the People’s Republic of China.

Yueyue pointed to the simultaneous of the 40th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with the 40th anniversary of reforms of the People’s Republic of China and stated, “China is ready to boost and develop its relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran in every field.”

Yueyue with Ambassador Keshavarzzadeh
Photo: Vice-Chairwoman of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee Shen Yueyue with Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh.

For his part, Iranian Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh termed bilateral relationship between Iran and China as ‘historic’ and added, “the two countries of Iran and China have experienced progressing and growing ties over the past forty years.”

He pointed to the initiative plan of One Belt One Road and said, “the initiative plan will facilitate the trade and business exchanges among countries en route this road.” Currently, the relationship between Iran and China is stable based on mutual respect and common interests, he maintained.

A glorious ceremony of 40th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution was held late on February 1, in Iran Embassy to Beijing with the participation of a number of high ranking officials of Chinese Government, Ambassadors, Diplomats and military attaches of the embassies based in China.