Iran, China have closer views on regional developments

January 11, 2012 11:50 pm 

TEHRAN, Jan. 11 -– Head of Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Consultation Policymaking Committee said here on Tuesday that Tehran and Beijing have closer views regarding current regional developments.

In a meeting with deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, members of the committee discussed bilateral ties as well as regional and international developments.

Amir-Abdollahian referred to the status of China in the regional public opinion and said that China can play a significant role in the establishment of peace and security in the region and said that Iran is ready to develop mutual cooperation on regional issues.

He added that Middle East and North Africa are experiencing a sensitive juncture and promoting consultations will help adopt realistic and constructive stances regarding regional developments.

Criticizing double-standard policy of certain countries vis-à-vis regional developments, he said that situations in Yemen and Bahrain are getting worse because public demands are not heeded and suppression of the people still continues.

He said that dialogue is the best strategy for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, condemning foreign interference. He said that the respective governments must usher in reform programs as well as confidence-building measures.

Amir-Abdollahian voiced Iran's readiness to continue with cooperation and consultation on regional issues. (PNA/IRNA)

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