27.9.15

Iran China cooperation

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China says it has offered to help Iran upgrade its manufacturing technology to boost its economy.
China says it has offered to help Iran upgrade its manufacturing technology to boost its economy.
 
Presstv.com
 A senior Chinese official has offered Iran help with upgrading its manufacturing technology to boost its economy, saying that the two countries are good partners who have weathered many storms together, the government said on Thursday.
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Zhang Yi, head of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, is in Iran on a three-day trip as a special envoy of the Chinese government. The commission is a ministry-level body that directly oversees 112 central government industrial and service conglomerates.
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In a statement on its Weibo microblog, the commission said that Zhang had met with Iranian and Chinese companies in Tehran on Wednesday, telling them that China was Iran's best partner for infrastructure construction and manufacturing, Reuters reported.

"Chinese companies can help the Iranian side to raise its manufacturing technology level, effecting upgrading and replacement," the statement said.
"After decades of development, China is quite strong in manufacturing.
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Moreover, Sino-Iran cooperation is long-standing and well-established. Both have friendly cooperation and have weathered the storms together, which is a huge advantage," it added.
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"China is Iran's most appropriate partner for economic development."
China and Iran have close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has been active in pushing both the United States and Iran to reach agreement on the nuclear issue.
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Last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is ready to play host to more Chinese firms once sanctions against it are lifted.