Chinese President Jiang Zemin Friday evening flew in Tehran from Shiraz to continue his state visit to Iran that will last until April 22.
Earlier Friday, Jiang paid a visit to the Mausoleum of Hafiz, the famous ancient Persian poet, and attended a luncheon hosted in his honor by Mohammad Ebrahim Ansari Lari, governor-general of the Fars Province.
During his Tehran tour, Jiang will exchange views with Iranian President Seyyed Mohammad Khatami and other Iranian leaders on further strengthening bilateral friendly ties of cooperation, and on international and regional issues of common concern.
Iran is the last leg of Jiang's two-week five-nation trip, which will finally take him home on April 22. Jiang had ended his state visit to Germany, Libya, Nigeria and Tunisia.
(Xinhua News Agency April 20, 2002)