Liu Jianchao added Li will be visiting Iran at the official invitation of his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi, saying the visit will take place in response to a visit by Kharrazi to China last year.
Liu noted that during Li's meetings with Iranian officials, the two sides are expected to discuss bilateral relations, key regional and international developments as well as issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister will also exchange views with senior Iranian officials on Iran's nuclear case, the spokesman, saying his country is hopeful that Iran's nuclear issue would be settled properly through the International Atomic Energy Agency.
He stated that Li's visit will boost mutual understanding and pave the way for expansion of Tehran-Beijing ties and cooperation.
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