TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, held talks in the capital of the East Asian country on issues of mutual interest.

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During the meeting in Beijing on Tuesday, Zarif and Wang exchanged views about ways to promote bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and China.

The two top diplomats also discussed the latest developments in the region and the world as well as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Heading a delegation, Zarif arrived in China early on Tuesday after an official visit to Russia. 

Zarf’s visits to the two countries come as Iranian, Russian, and Chinese naval units on Sunday wrapped up a joint exercise, dubbed Marine Security Belt, in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman after three days.

On the final day of the joint drill, the naval forces of the three countries exercised tactics to fight piracy and extinguish vessel fires in the international waters south of Iran.

The war game came amid US efforts to woo countries into a maritime coalition for patrols in the Persian Gulf, which have received a lukewarm welcome from its allies.