| Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang(R) meets with Iranian Oil Minister Massoud Mirkazemi in Beijing, capital of China, on Aug. 6, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing)
BEIJING, Aug.5 (Xinhua) -- China and Iran on Friday pledged to carry through cooperation projects and seek mutual benefit.
The pledge came out of the meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang and visiting Iranian Oil Minister Masoud Mirkazemi in Beijing, according to a press release issued by China's Foreign Ministry.
The release did not specify the cooperation projects nor where they were implemented.
Li said bilateral ties had grown positively and steadily, with good trade and economic cooperation and growing people-to-people ties.
Iran is one of the major crude oil suppliers to China and a crucial trade partner in west Asia and north Africa.
It was in the fundamental interests of both countries to cement friendly and cooperative ties, Li said.
China would like to work with Iran to cement political trust, maintain communication and coordination on international and regional issues so as to safeguard regional and world peace, stability and prosperity, Li said.
Mirkazemi highlighted extensive common interests between Iran and China, pledging his country would encourage their potential and contribute to developing ties.