TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered his congratulations to the Chinese people and government on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

In a Monday message to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, Rouhani felicitated the Chinese national day and said over the past years, the East Asian country has made very important achievements in all areas, which have made the Islamic Republic’s officials happy.  

He further praised the current level of Tehran-Beijing relations and expressed hope that the bilateral ties would expand in all fields.  

The Iranian president also wished the Chinese leadership and nation prosperity and wellbeing. 

The PRC was founded on September 21, 1949, with a ceremony celebrating the forming of the Central People's Government taking place in Tiananmen Square on October 1 that year.

The Central People's Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China on December 2, 1949, and declared October 1 as the National Day.