Speaking at a meeting with visiting Wang Yanguo, Chairman of the
Presidium, Vice President and Secretary General of China International Chamber
of Commerce for the Private Sector (CICCPS), in his Tehran office on Tuesday,
Mr. Zangeneh said, "Iran and China enjoy strong and extended relations with
Chinese companies in various parts of the energy sector.
"We are optimistic that this visit will lead to expansion and
strengthening of our relations and we witness investment of Chinese private
investors in Iran besides enhanced level of trade between the two
countries," the Iranian official said.
Also in the meeting, Wang Yanguo underlined the age-old relations
between Iran and China, adding China lacks energy resources and Iran, given its
vast energy riches, can help strengthen relations between the two countries.
He also said that Tehran and Beijing can maintain and strengthen their
relations in oil and petrochemical sectors.