May 17, 2019 15:35 Asia/Tehran

Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Friday.

Iran Press/Asia: During the meeting, the Iranian foreign minister highlighted the recent developments with regards to Iran's legitimate rights within Iran's 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), mutual relations as well as examining various avenues to broaden political and economic cooperation between the two countries along with other regional developments. 

No further detail of this meeting has been yet revealed, Iran Press reported. 

Zarif’s visit to Beijing is part of his multi-state tour on diplomatic consultations to explore the ways to expand the scale of mutual cooperation between Iran and its close partners.

The tour also focuses on regional and international issues, including the nuclear deal and the US' sanctions against Iran.

Zarif's China trip comes after he visited Turkmenistan, India and Japan in the past week.

China is one of the five remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal, in addition to Britain, France, Germany and Russia. It is also a major importer of Iranian crude oil and a permanent member of the UN Security Council. 105


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