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Iranian President addresses Peking University on intellectual exchanges

06-06-2012 20:04 BJT Special Report:The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit 2012 |

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Iran's president, who is currently in Beijing for the SCO summit, paid a visit to Peking University to give a talk to students. He said he looks forward to more intellectual exchanges between China and the Islamic Republic. CCTV reporter, Ai Yang, went to Peking University to find out more.

On the sidelines of the ongoing SCO summit in Beijing, Ahmadinejad has given a speech on Sino-Iranian relations to students at Peking University.

He said, "Iran and China have been good friends and partners throughout thousands of years of our shared history. Our intellectual exchanges have deepened over this time. We look forward to expanding Chinese studies in Tehran in the future."

China has surpassed the EU, becoming Iran’s largest trade partner in 2010. Bilateral ties were further strengthend the next year when the two sides signed several agreements on infrastructure and trade cooperation.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as
he delivers a speech at the Peking University in
Beijing, June 6, 2012. Ahmadinejad delivered a
speech to students at the Peking University on
Wednesday during his trip to attend the 12th
Meeting of the Council of Heads of Member States
of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO),
China Daily reported. REUTERS/China Daily

On Tuesday, the president left Tehran for Beijing to attend the SCO summit. In his address to the Peking University students, he shared his thoughts on the value of knowledge and social fairness. He said he believed discrimination deprived people of happiness and was the root of war.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) gestures as he leaves with
Zhu Shanlu (R), Secretary of Party Committee of Peking University, after
his speech at Peking University in Beijing, June 6, 2012. Ahmadinejad
delivered a speech to students at the Peking University on Wednesday
during his trip to attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Heads of
Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO), China Daily reported. REUTERS/China Daily

Staying in Beijing until Saturday, Ahmadinejad will attend bilateral talks with leaders of the SCO member states. Iran is currently an observer member.

The president’s visit to China has come days ahead of another round of talks between Tehran and the world powers in Moscow. Western countries suspect Iran has military aspirations for its nuclear development program, while Tehran says the program is for civilian use only.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (front) waves as he leaves with
Zhu Shanlu (2nd R), Secretary of Party Committee of Peking University,
after his speech at Peking University in Beijing, June 6, 2012.
Ahmadinejad delivered a speech to students at the Peking University
on Wednesday during his trip to attend the 12th Meeting of the Council
of Heads of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO), China Daily reported.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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