Tehran (IP) - According to the strategic document on Iran-China cooperation signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries, Iran and China have been cooperating in various fields related to health and medical education, including the fight against COVID-19, said the spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration of Iran.

Iran Press/Iran News: Kianoush Jahanpour wrote on his Twitter page on Monday: "The paragraphs related to health and medical science education contained in the Iran-China strategic document, which was signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries on Saturday, show a clear perspective in cooperation between the two countries."

"It will even be a turning point for similar agreements with other countries and health systems in the coming years," added Jahanpour.

In his tweet, he published a part of the cooperation document between Iran and China, which emphasized the strengthening of cooperation based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People's Republic of China on the fight against coronavirus and similar viral diseases. 

The strategic document also focuses on cementing cooperation in the field of research and transfer of health technology, health system, health education, and cooperation of the two sides' medical schools, including defining projects and areas of cooperation based on initiative and cooperation to meet pharmaceutical needs, equipment as well as the medical requirements of the two countries.

In the meeting between Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday afternoon, the 25-year comprehensive document on the Iran-China strategic partnership was finalized and inked in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The 25-year document on comprehensive cooperation between Iran and China was finalized Saturday in a meeting held in the Iranian capital between Leader's advisor and Tehran's special envoy for strategic relations with Beijing Ali Larijani and China's visiting Foreign Minister.

The Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership was announced in a joint statement during a Chinese President Xi Jinping visit to Tehran in 2016.

The cooperation roadmap consists of 20 articles covering Tehran-Beijing ties in “Political,” “Executive Cooperation,” “Human and Cultural,” “Judiciary, Security and Defense,” and “Regional and International” domains, according to the statement released back then.


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