President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani arrive at the presidential palace in Tehran yesterday. Photo: EPA

China, Iran opens ‘new chapter’ in bilateral ties as President Xi Jinping visits Tehran as peacemaker, power broker and major buyer of oil

Chinese president in strong position to pursue Beijing’s agenda by boosting economic relations with Tehran, particularly in China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, say analysts

Topic |   Xi Jinping
President Xi Jinping and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani arrive at the presidential palace in Tehran yesterday. Photo: EPA
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