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State councilor meets with Iran nuclear negotiator

Updated: 2010-04-02 01:38
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BEIJING - Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo met here Thursday with Saeed Jalili, the visiting Iranian chief nuclear negotiator and Secretary of Supreme National Security Council.

Dai and Jalili had frank and in-depth exchanges on China-Iran relations and issues of mutual concern.

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Also on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi held talks with Jalili. Yang stated China's stance and opinion of the Iran nuclear issue and urged relevant parties to step up diplomatic efforts and show flexibility to create conditions for a resolution based on dialogue and negotiations.

On the same day, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang reiterated at a regular news briefing that China would continue to work for a peaceful solution to the Iran nuclear issue, maintaining there is still room for diplomatic efforts on the nuclear issue.

"China expresses its serious concern about the Iran nuclear issue situation. China is in close contact with relevant parties and is striving for a proper settlement of the issue through diplomatic means," said Qin.