News ID: 251820
Published: 0329 GMT April 23, 2019

MP: Iran, China prioritize developing trade ties

MP: Iran, China prioritize developing trade ties

Chairman of the Majlis Economic Committee Mohammadreza Pour-Ebrahimi said on Tuesday that promoting trade cooperation is a priority for Iran-China relations.

Talking to Iranian reporters in Beijing, Pour-Ebrahimi said that meetings were held between respective officials of Iran and China to promote economic relations, IRNA reported.

He added that the Iranian delegation has put on the agenda developing economic cooperation with senior officials of China Communist Party during the current visit.

Pour-Ebrahimi, accompanying a delegation led by former Iranian lawmaker Gholamali Haddad-Adel is in China to attend the second forum on the Belt and Road Initiative slated to be held on April 25.

Referring to the fact that some meetings are to be held on economic fields, he expressed hope that the meetings would help boost cooperation on banking and financial fields.

He went on to say that thanks to its historic role in the Silk Road, Iran has a special position in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Reiterating the fact that China has put on the agenda financing economic projects in the second Belt and Road Forum, the Iranian lawmaker said that naturally due to its sensitive position, namely having access to Central Asia, the high seas and Europe, Iran has a great and undeniable status which creates opportunity for developing economic ties with China.

Pour-Ebrahimi noted that implementation of economic projects regarding the Belt and Road Initiative would be one the most important topic for Iran, saying that negotiations will be held on financing and implementing economic projects, banking cooperation, creating a new approach in banking transactions through digital currencies and establishing bilateral and multilateral monetary agreements.

The second Belt and Road Forum is to be held with the attendance of over 5,000 foreign guests from 137 countries including 37 presidents and prime ministers and 150 ministers, April 25-27.

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organizations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

 

   
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