In a congratulatory message to his Chinese counterpart, President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran offered greetings to President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China on the occasion of the Chinese New Year.
Reminding the latest visit of Jinping to Tehran, Rouhani described the trip as an opener for a new age of bilateral relations which he hopes to be of fulfillment of comprehensive and strategic cooperation between the two countries.
Closing the message, Rouhani wishes his Chinese counterpart and the nation of China a year of happiness, health and success.
The full text of the message reads in the following:
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Your Excellency Mr Xi Jinping
President of the People’s Republic of China
I congratulate you on the advent of Chinese New Year.
Your successful visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran has opened a new chapter in relations between Iran and China and I hope we can witness practical realization of comprehensive and strategic partnership between the two countries by growing cooperation.