According to Tasnim News Agency:
China wants closer defense ties with Iran, Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said during a Monday meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Dehqan, in Beijing.
Chang said the development of bilateral relations has remained positive and steady, featuring frequent high-level exchanges and deepened political mutual trust, Xinhua reported.
Witnessing increased mutual visits and personnel training cooperation between the armed forces, Chang said he is confident that the friendly relations between the two countries as well as the armed forces will be reinforced.
This is Dehqan's first visit to China since he took office. He voiced the hope that the two countries would continue to play a positive role in safeguarding regional peace and stability.
Dehqan arrived in Beijing on Sunday at the invitation of Chang, starting a four-day official visit to China.It's a near certainty the subject of militant Salafi terrorism has been a topic of discussion between Iranian Defense Minister Dehghan and Chinese Defense Minister Chang.
China has a recent history of being subjected to terrorism by Al-Qaeda backed Xinjiang militants, while Iran supports efforts against Al-Qaeda linked fighters in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.