BEIJING- Iranís 1st Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in a meeting here on Thursday underlined the significance of Iran-China cooperation for the settlement of the main regional and international challenges. Describing Tehran-Beijing relations as strategic, they clarified that the two countriesí ties are growing in various fields.
Iran and China have numerous potentials for broadening mutual cooperation, they stated, contending that Iran and China should use all the capacities in different fields such as politics and economy in a bid to promote bilateral relations.
During the meeting, Rahimi, who is in China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organizationís meeting, stressed the need to remove international problems based on justice and said that Iran plays an effective role in the settlement of the challenges facing the world.
Characterizing Iranís role as undeniable in the Middle Eastís stability and energy supply, he added that the today world powers are aware of Iranís effective role and are keen on developing collaboration with Iran in various fields.
Rahimi also called for continuing bilateral ties and underlined accelerating the implementation of joint projects in the fields of energy and banking and trade cooperation. Jiabao also referred to Iranís role in international scenes and energy sources and said that his country is ready to develop cooperation with it in all fields.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on 15 June 2001 by six countries, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Its member states cover an area of over 30 million km2, or about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion, about a quarter of the world's total.
According to the SCO Charter and the Declaration on the Establishment of the SCO, the main purposes of SCO are: strengthening mutual trust and good-neighborliness and friendship among member states; developing their effective cooperation in political affairs, the economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education, energy, transportation, environmental protection and other fields; working together to maintain regional peace, security and stability; and promoting the creation of a new international political and economic order featuring democracy, justice and rationality.
October 17, 2009