China to continue all-out rescue of missing foreign sailorsStaff Writer | January 13, 2018
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will continue to make "100-percent effort" to rescue foreign sailors who remained missing after two vessels collided off China's east coast.
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Wang, while on an official visit in Rwanda, made the remarks during a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
The Chinese government has paid close attention to the incident, after which China promptly mobilized vessels, equipment and personnel for the rescue, Wang said, adding that the rescue is still ongoing.
China has invited professional teams from neighboring countries to join the rescue, and also welcomes Iran to participate, Wang added. Zarif expressed gratitude for China's efforts on rescuing Iranian sailors.
Iran is willing to keep close communication and cooperation with China on the matter, he said. ■