Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 23
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iranian and Chinese officials signed 17 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Tehran Jan. 23, Iran's state IRINN TV reported.
The two sides signed documents for cooperation in various sectors including nuclear, transportation, ICT, culture, science and education as well as economic, industrial and judicial field, investment promotion and environment protection in Tehran's Saadabad Palace.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Chinese President arrived at Tehran yesterday night at the invitation of President Rouhani.
Jinping's trip to Tehran is the last leg of his three-nation tour which has also taken him to Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
The visit is the first by a Chinese president to Iran in 14 years.
The Chinese leader met with Rouhani, to discuss boosting economic and political ties after international sanctions on Iran were lifted. Jinping will also meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, later in the day.
China is the Islamic Republic's main trade partner. The value of trade exchanges between Tehran and Beijing stood at some $52 billion in 2014. However, the figure dropped in 2015 due to decreasing oil prices.