China will support the participation of its companies in energy projects in Iran

China will support the participation of its companies in energy projects in Iran


Energy cooperation is an important component of bilateral cooperation, said Deputy foreign Minister of China Zhang Min. He noted that Sino-Iranian trade relations in the energy sector have a long history.

BEIJING, 18 Jan –, Zhanna Manukyan. China will support the participation of their companies in various projects in the energy sector in Iran, said on Monday Deputy foreign Minister of China Zhang Min.

“Iran is a friendly country to China. Energy cooperation is an important component of bilateral cooperation. For many years, China and Iran maintained trade relations in the energy sphere. China will continue to develop cooperation with Iran in the energy sector and will support the participation of Chinese companies in various energy projects in Iran,” said Zhang Ming at a press conference dedicated to the upcoming visit of the PRC President to Iran.

The President of China January 19 to 24, will make official visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran. The visit to Iran will be the first for a Chinese leader for the past 14 years.

“The visit will have big importance for the development of Sino-Iranian relations. China and Iran will work to make this visit a turning point in bilateral relations,” said Zhang Min.

It is expected that XI Jinping will meet with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. Following the visit it is expected the signing of bilateral agreements.