Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian talked with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Bilateral relations and international issues were discussed, Iranian state television reported.
Noting that the relations between the two countries are developing, Abdollahian said that the 25-year strategic partnership program is on the right track. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang also positively assessed the strategic relations between the two countries.
The Chinese minister, conveying his country's approach to the BRICS Summit to be held in South Africa and issues related to member expansion, said that Iran is an important component of China's "Belt and Road" project and emphasized the importance of Tehran's participation in the next meeting of the project.
Wang also expressed his satisfaction with Abdollahian's visit to Saudi Arabia and the development of Tehran-Riyadh relations.
The BRICS group of countries, comprising Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and South Africa, aims to promote political, economic, and cultural cooperation among its members. The combined gross domestic product (GDP) of the BRICS countries accounts for more than 30 percent of global GDP.
The BRICS Leaders Summit, where the expansion of the group will be on the agenda, will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 22-24.
Source: Anadolu Agency