TEHRAN, Iran, July 13
Iran's Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami has rejected the rumor that Chinese companies would have a role in Iran's local projects, considering the recent 25-year Iran-China agreement, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The 25 year agreement is a document to develop long term cooperation between the two countries based on their national interests," said Eslami.
The official also spoke on the concerns over priority of utilizing Chinese workers and Chinese companies in Iran's construction projects as part of the mentioned deal.
"The individuals that made such claims have not read the document, the agreement would not enter this phase," he said.
"I believe this document would be a starting point and should not be pre-judged without any prior information. It can be commented on after negotiations and when final draft is released," he added.
The so-called 25 year agreement between Iran and China has faced controversy since the details of the agreement have not been released yet.
The Iranian cabinet has approved an early draft of the 25-year roadmap for Iran-China strategic relations during a meeting on June 21. The document outlines a vision for long-term cooperation between the two countries in various sectors.