In a news conference on Sunday, it was announced Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will visit China by the end of the week to discuss the 25-year cooperation agreement signed between the two countries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh stated, “The foreign minister will discuss various issues, including the 25-year agreement.”
In March 2021, China and Iran signed a “comprehensive strategic partnership” agreement to boost economic and political relations. The deal has been seen as a lifeline for Iran’s economy as the US withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018.
The deal reached between all parties involved restrained Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions.
Without giving a specific date, Spokesperson Khatibzadeh announced that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is also due to visit Russia.