Iran Participating in China's 1st Int'l Import Expo
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese President Xi Jinping officially opened the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai with attendance of 172 countries and international organizations, including Iran.

Iran is showcasing its trade relations with China with companies and organizations attending in its 6 stalls in the event.

Besides Iranian participants, there are over 3,600 Chinese and foreign institutions staging their products and commercial capabilities in the event.

According to CIIE website, "It is a significant move for the Chinese Government to hold CIIE with a view of firmly supporting trade liberalization and economic globalization and actively opening the market to the world."

"It facilitates countries and regions all over the world to strengthen economic and trade cooperation, and to promote global trade and world economic growth in order to advance the development of an open world economy."

China is one of the main customers of Iran's oil and a trade partner.

In a related front in September, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York, called for broadening of mutual cooperation, especially in trade and economic fields.

"Beijing will maintain economic relations with Tehran and is committed to Iran nuclear Deal despite pressures from the US government," Wang said during the meeting on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual session.

During the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral economic relations.

They also reviewed Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Reminding China positions against US pressures, Yi underlined Beijing's commitment to preserve JCPOA.