The expansion of media relations between Iran and China was discussed during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. The meeting was held between China International Radio (CRI) Director General Wang Gin Nian and the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Deputy Director Hojjatoleslam Ramezan Musavi-Moqaddam, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Wednesday. Speaking at the meeting, Musavi pointed to cultural commonalties between the two countries, which help deepen the ties. “The cultural and historical background of the two nations indicate the close friendship between Iran and China , therefore, media collaboration in all technical and production fields can be developed,” Musavi said. He added that IRIB is ready to cooperate with CRI and other Chinese audio and visual media. IRIB has expanded its radio and TV channels over the past years, Musavi said, “We also have established several international channels to cover the news.” Wang Gin Nian warmly received the idea of bilateral cooperation and expressed his thanks for the hospitality of IRIB officials. CRI has had good cooperation with Radio Iran, Wang Gin Nian said, adding that a new agreement has also been signed with Radio Farhang (culture) for further collaboration. Founded on December 3 of 1941, CRI is China’s state-owned international radio broadcaster,  currently headquartered in Babaoshan, a sub-district of Beijing.