President Rouhani and President Xi Jinping of China sat to sign 17 economic MoUs to transform the economic ties to a new highs in the upcoming months. The most interesting and perhaps ambitious is to revive Silk Road, the historically used route connecting the Europe and Eastern Asia of the medieval times and by which major goods were transited in the extremities of the Eurasian landmass.
Head of National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China Liu He and Iran’s Minister of Economics Ali Tayyebnia signed the agreement to revive maritime Silk Road and Silk Road Economic Belt. AEOI head Ali Akbar Salehi and Chinese Atomic Energy Agency head signed an agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation; a legal and judiciary agreement to cooperate bilaterally in criminal cases and also trade and civil cases was signed between Iran’s Ministry of Justice and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
President’s deputy for Science and Technology Mr. Sorena Sattari and Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) signed a cooperation agreement on science. Other MoUs included head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran's National Environment Fund and Head of National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China Liu He; industrial cooperation and investment agreement which included Iran’s minister of industry, trade, and mines and Chinese Mr. Liu He.
Iranian Communication and Information Technology Ministry and Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) signed MoU; several other MoUs focused on transportation, banking, trade and business, human resources, culture, customs and import tariffs and media communications and exchange of cultural products between Iran and China.