Iran signals readines to cooperate with Chinese car manufacturers
(IRNA) - Iranian Ambassador to Beijing Javad Mansouri here Saturday expressed his country's readiness to cooperate with Chinese officials in the field of automobile production, reports Trend.
Mansouri was speaking to foreign reporters at Iran Khodro's pavilion in the 9th China International Auto Exhibition.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to boost industrial cooperation with China particularly in the auto manufacturing industry," he said.
Noting the deep-rooted ties between Tehran and Beijing and their vast experience in the car manufacturing business, he said that "auto manufacturers of Iran and China, with their considerable experience, can pave the way for expansion of mutual relations through exchange of expertise."
The ambassador also expressed Iran's readiness to hold an exhibition of Chinese cars in Tehran and pave the way for participation of Chinese car producers in Iran's auto manufacturing sector.
He praised Iran Khodro's efforts to design and produce a national car, Samand, and hoped it will reach greater heights of achievement by attending international auto exhibitions.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of Iran Khodro Industrial Group Manouchehr Manteqi also told Chinese reporters that the credit of designing and producing the national car (Samand) belongs to officials of Iran's auto manufacturing industry.
"Samand, which is currently on display at the Beijing exhibition, is an outcome of the wisdom and capability of the Iranian nation in the field of car production," he said.
He hoped Iran and China would be able to boost their bilateral cooperation in the auto manufacturing industry.
The 9th China International Auto Exhibition opened in Beijing on Saturday. It runs until November 27.