Mohammad Rastad, Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Managing Director of Iran Ports and Maritime Organization emphasized on strengthening and developing relations and implementation of maritime agreemenst between the two countries of Iran and China during a visit to Beijing with Liu Xiaoming, Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Transport.
PMO News Portal - The managing Director of the Ports and
Maritime Organization, referring to the establishment of a Joint Specialized
Maritime and Port Committee under Article 12 of the Agreement between the two
countries, announced Iran's readiness to host the first meeting of the Joint
Committee and discussed the challenges of Iranian shipping lines (in particular
IRISL and National Iranian Tanker) including fuel supply, parts supply, berthing,
"Iran welcomes Chinese companies' investment in ports
and coasts," he said, noting that Iran is ready to call on sister ports agreements between two countries.
Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization,
referring to PMO’s development plans in the Chabahar and ports on the southern
coast of the country, stated that Iran is ready to cooperate with the Chinese
side in the insurance of Iranian ships.
At the meeting, Liu Xiaoming, Vice Minister of China's
Ministry of Transport also warmly welcomed the Iranian delegation and emphasized that the two country’s authorities approach is at the forefront of the agenda and
the Chinese side is ready to cooperate in all possible fields.
"Sanctions have affected the performance of companies
but have no impact on the Chinese government's approach toward cooperation with
Iran," he said.