China, Iran to enhance parliamentary cooperation, exchanges

Senior Chinese legislator Chen Zhili met with vice speaker of Iranian Majlis (parliament) Seyed Shahabedin Sadr here on Monday, agreeing to boost parliamentary cooperation and exchanges.

Chen Zhili (L), vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, meets with Seyed Shahbedin Sadr,the deputy speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran in Tehran, Iran, April. 18, 2011.

Chen, vice chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, said Sino-Iranian relations have been developing steadily and healthily. The NPC and the Iranian Majlis have played an irreplaceable role in promoting bilateral ties on all levels.

China is willing to enhance parliamentary cooperation and exchanges with Iranian side, deepen mutual understanding and friendship and enhance the cooperation to a higher stage to benefit the two peoples, Chen said.

Sadr spoke highly of the bilateral relations and expressed his satisfaction with the achievements in cooperation in political, trade and cultural areas in recent years.

Iran is ready to improve pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in all areas, he said.

Chen arrived in Tehran Sunday for a friendly visit at the invitation of the Iranian Majlis.

Xinhua

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