* Mohammad Javad Zarif meets his counterpart Wang Yi after tweeting he planned to present a 25-year road map on countries’ strategic partnership
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Beijing on Monday after a surprise appearance
at the Group of Seven summit in France over the weekend – a move highlighting China’s close relationship with Iran, which is in a stand-off with the US over its nuclear programme.
Zarif tweeted in the afternoon that he had arrived in Beijing after a stopover in Tehran. He said that he planned to present his Chinese hosts with a 25-year road map on the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership, which was signed in 2016, and that Tehran would actively contribute to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Beijing for talks — AP
China, Iran support multilateralism as foreign ministers meet in Beijing — China Daily
Chinese FM holds talks with Iranian Foreign Minister — Global Times
Iran turns to Asian allies to seek relief from US sanctions — France 24
‘Important days ahead’, Zarif says on China-Japan-Malaysia tour — MEHR News Agency