Jan 23, 2016
Hassan Rouhani and Xi Jinping made the comments following a meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran. The Iranian president said Tehran and Beijing also discussed regional and international issues like terrorism and the war on terror. Rouhani hailed Xi’s visit to Iran as a historic trip which marks the opening of a new chapter of bilateral ties. The Chinese leader said Beijing and Tehran should reinforce their cooperation in international bodies like the United Nations and Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He added that the two nations can greatly contribute to global peace. It’s the first official visit in 14 years by a Chinese head of state to Iran. China has been Iran’s top trade partner for six years in a row, with bilateral trade hitting a record of 52 billion dollars in 2014.