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Iran, China discussing trade in national currencies

Beijing, Iran is in discussions with China over signing a contract so that the two countries can trade in national currencies, said Iran's minister of economy on Monday.Farhad Dejpasand, who arrived in Beijing earlier today at the head of an economic delegation to attend a joint economic commission meeting, made the remarks in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

We have different plans for expansion of economic relations between the two countries which will be discussed in this commission meeting, Dejpasand said.

Noting that some shared projects being implemented by the two countries have faced few problems, the minister said that finding solutions to these problems will be on the agenda of the commission meeting.

Iran is resolved to create strategic relations with China, Dejpasand added.

The Iranian minister also participated in a meeting on bilateral trade and joint investment of Iran and China which was held in the Chinese capital earlier today.

Speaking during the meeting, Iran's ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh who was also present in the event, said that One Belt, One Road initiative introduced by Chinese President Xi Jinping is actually a manifestation of interactions between the two countries.

The initiative is seeking multilateralism and a win-win game despite some measures taken by certain players, the ambassador said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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