On September 28, Li Changchun, a senior Chinese Communist official and one of the nine-member standing committee of the Politburo, met with Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Iran’s capital city of Tehran.
Li complimented Sino-Iranian relations, saying the “sound development in recent years was the result of joint efforts.” “There has been a continuously enhanced mutual political trust, as well as expanded cooperation in trade, culture, education, tourism, and other fields, as the traditional friendship between the two peoples has deepened.”
Li hoped to maintain high-level contacts, deepen mutual political trust, and have close bilateral exchanges between the governments, political parties, and parliaments. In international affairs, Li expressed the wish to maintain communications, safeguard regional and world peace, and defend the common interests of developing countries.
Source: Website of CCP Central Committee’s International Department