From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Sunday stressed that expansion of Tehran-Beijing relations would benefit both nations.
While receiving the credentials of the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Tehran, Xie Xiaoyan, the Iranian president said, “Such relations will also benefit global peace and security.”
He urged the two governments “to make use of the existing potentials in both states to help further expand bilateral cooperation”.
Referring to bright prospect of Tehran-Beijing ties, he said, “The two great nations enjoy rich culture and history.”
“The common enemies of the two nations are against progress and development of both Tehran and Beijing,” President Ahmadinejad noted, urging the two nations to be vigilant and seize all the existing opportunities.
The Chinese ambassador, for his part, said, “The two countries share identical views regarding several regional and international issues.” Such an approach would pave the way for further expansion of bilateral relations, he added.