BEIJING: China wants to step up cooperation with Iran's air force, the head of the Chinese air force told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, the latest in a series of high-level military contacts.
Ma Xiaotian told Hassan Shah Safi that relations between the two air forces had developed smoothly.
"(We) hope that cooperation can go up another level," Ma said, according to a statement issued by China's defence ministry, which did not elaborate.
他对Hassan Shah Safi说，两国空军的关系发展顺利。“我们希望合作能上升一个水平。”
A senior Chinese admiral visited Tehran last month and last year, for the first time ever, two Chinese warships docked at Iran's Bandar Abbas port to take part in a joint naval exercise in the Gulf and an Iranian admiral was given tours of a Chinese submarine and warships.
China and Iran have close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties, and China has been active in pushing both the United States and Iran to reach agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.
vital move for the China...
China is trying its best to maintain good relations at global level to negate the USA
China wants to keep US at distance from Iran
now that N deal settled, China wants to beat Uncle Sam to market its own brand of arsenal
Iran has the greatest number of enemies than any other country in the world so this a good news for me...
BRICS nation should resolve all issues among them, the new century belongs to them if BRICS bring in their own international trading currency.
Iran has to be careful working with Chinese. They are expert in back stabbing
This is more than regional stability. These guys seek to go global! Tying up with Iran is ridiculous