(dpa) - Officials from China, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, the US and the EU, are to meet in Shanghai April 16 to discuss negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, China's foreign ministry announced in Beijing Tuesday.
The meeting's aim is to discuss "plans to resume talks on the Iranian nuclear issue and promote a resolution of the issue through diplomatic negotiations," the foreign ministry said.
China has previously expressed the opinion that the nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through negotiation and dialogue.
Beijing said it was hoping for "positive results" from the talks.
Iran last month ruled out further talks with major powers saying that concerns about its nuclear programme should be dealt with exclusively by the UN watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.