Friday, January 22, 2016

Xi arrives in Iran for state visit  01-23-2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on the last leg of his three-nation tour of the Middle East. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was at the airport to welcome the him.
Xi Jinping will meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, on Saturday for discussions on aligning their national development strategies and boosting cooperation on both political and economic fronts. He is also scheduled to meet Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
This is the first state visit to Iran in 14 years by a Chinese head of state, as well as Xi's first trip to the country.


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