Iran and China enjoy cordial relations and the level of their relations was promoted in the past Iranian calendar year (ended March 20, 2019), Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh said.
He made the remarks in a ceremony held to celebrate Nowruz with the presence of Iranians residing in China, IRNA reported.
The Persian New Year is celebrated across the world by various countries, particularly Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, countries falling within the Former Yugoslavia, Republic of Macedonia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan. It was registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009 by the UN.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the envoy referred to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani's recent visit to China and expressed the hope that the bilateral agreements between the two states be implemented in the near future.
Commenting on the recent meeting of two countries' joint economic commission, he voiced hope that the obstacles on the way of improvement of two countries' cooperation are removed.
Keshavarz-Zadeh described the recent sanctions against Iran as unprecedented in the past four decades and noted that in spite of sanctions, Iran can become self-sufficient in all fields.
Enemy plots against Iran are doomed to failure and they will not succeed in their efforts to disappoint people, he added.
The US president announced early May that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions, which had been lifted under the accord.
The first round of the sanctions snapped back into place in August, with the second round, targeting the energy and oil sectors, took effect on November 5.
This is while other signatories to the deal (i.e. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia) have thus far criticized Washington's unilateral move and repeatedly renewed their commitment to the deal.