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China, Iran vow to deepen defense cooperation

Updated: May 5,2014 4:25 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING - Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Monday held talks with Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Hossein Dehqan in Beijing.

Chang said the development of bilateral relations has remained positive and steady, featuring frequent high-level exchanges and deepened political mutual trust.

Witnessing increased mutual visits and personnel training cooperation between the armed forces, Chang said he is confident that the friendly relations between the two countries as well as the armed forces will be reinforced.

This is Dehqan’s first visit to China since he took office. He voiced the hope that the two countries will continue to play a positive role in safeguarding regional peace and stability.

Dehqan arrived in Beijing on Sunday at the invitation of Chang, starting a four-day official visit to China.