Chen Ching, also the director general of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the province of Gansu, made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on Saturday.
She pointed to long-standing cultural relations and friendship between the two countries and said that many provinces like Gansu Province in northwestern China have an eye on closer ties with Iran.
The official highlighted the role of Iran in the Silk Road, and went on to say, “Silk Road is a plan belonging to the international community and is a way to link countries to each other, in which all countries are considered, but the role of Iran is more evident.”
She underlined, “We are very keen that the Islamic Republic of Iran is using all its power to take part in Silk Road projects and can cooperate with various provinces of China.”
Within the framework of the Silk Road, the way to expand relations in various fields, especially trade between Iran and Chinese provinces, including Gansu, has been opened to Iran, the Chinese official added.
She called for the two countries to have greater opportunities for exchanges and tourism, cultural and artistic exchanges, by using the potential of the two countries and holding festivals and conferences.