China, Iran look to step up efforts in strategic communication
Chinese President Xi Jinping has called China and Iran to step up efforts in strategic communication, while urging more practical cooperation between the two sides.
President Xi made the remarks when meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Friday in Bishkek, capital city of Kyrgyzstan. Their meeting was held ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, which convenes Friday.
Beijing and Tehran should jointly combat "the three evils forces," a term first defined in June 2001 at the first SCO summit referring to terrorism, separatism, and extremism, said President Xi.