Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Zhang Ming, who is on the visit to Saudi Arabia, will arrive in Iran to discuss an increasing tension between Tehran and Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said.
"We have repeatedly expressed our concern about the current situation in the Middle East, China has always been committed to promoting peace and stability in the Middle East. China’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Zhang Ming, will visit Iran. He will discuss the situation in the region with officials of Saudi Arabia and Iran," RIA Novosti cited him as saying.
The representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry clarified that Beijing relies on the improvement of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which will allow to maintain peace and stability in the region.