Trade exchanges between Iran and China is on the rise and trade exchanges between the two countries witnessed a growth of 31 percent in the first four months of 2017 as compared to the year before that, Iranian envoy said.
Speaking to IRNA, Iran’s Ambassador to Beijing Ali-Asghar Khaji said on Wednesday that Iran-China trade exchange has reached 21.12 million tons in weight in the first four months of 2017 as compared to the previous year.
Iran’s non-oil export to China has also registered new records and the Islamic Republic of Iran exported 11.59 million tons of non-oil commodities to China in the first four months of 2017 which shows 66 percent growth compared to the previous year, he added.
The envoy rejected rumors that Iran’s petrochemical exports to China has been halted, and said that petrochemical exports to Beijing have not been halted and it has even been growing.
Khaji referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Iran in 2016, and said that the level of cooperation between the two countries has increased to ‘Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”.