General Wei Fenghe, China’s state councilor and defense minister, holds a welcoming ceremony for Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the visiting defense minister of Iran, in Beijing on the afternoon of Sept. 7. (Photo by Li Yinghui)
General Wei Fenghe, China’s state councilor and defense minister, holds talks with Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the visiting defense minister of Iran, in Beijing on the afternoon of Sept. 7. (Photo by Li Yinghui)
Wei Fenghe said that in recent years under the joint leadership and promotion of President Xi Jinping and President Hassan Rouhani, the two countries have achieved fruitful cooperation in various fields, provided mutual understanding and mutual support on major issues concerning their core interests, and maintained close communication and coordination on many major international and regional issues.
Wei said that the bilateral military relationship is going well. The Chinese military willing to strengthen strategic communication with the Iranian military, expand areas of cooperation, promote pragmatic cooperation in various fields to continuously achieve new results, so as to make positive contributions to the development of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Hatami said that Iran attaches great importance to the relations between the two countries and the two militaries. Iran appreciates China's important role in maintaining international and regional peace and stability and is willing to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China in various fields to better serve the two peoples.
Before the talks, General Wei Fenghe held a welcoming ceremony for Brigadier General Amir Hatami and accompanied him to inspect the guard of honor of the three services of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA).