Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for expansion of mutual economic relations between Tehran and Tokyo.
Speaking in a Saturday meeting with Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori in Tehran, Zarif hailed the good relations between the two countries in various fields.
However, the Iranian top diplomat said, business cooperation between Iran and Japan still needs to be enhanced.
The two sides also discussed bilateral, regional, and international issues as well as the Iran nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran, Japan Hold Fresh Round of Political Talks
During the Japanese diplomat’s visit to Tehran, the two countries also held the 25th round of their bilateral political negotiations/
The Saturday talks were attended by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Japan’s Mori.
In the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, ways of boosting mutual cooperation and the latest regional and international developments.
During the talks, the Japanese official reiterated his country’s unflinching support for the Iran nuclear deal, saying Tokyo stands ready to expand its relations with Tehran.
Iran is Japan’s third-largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The balance of trade between Iran and Japan is heavily weighed in favour of Iran, with Japan exporting automobiles and electrical products and importing petroleum and petrochemical products. As of 2010, Japan has been cooperating with Iran on several major projects.