‘Iran Welcomes Continued Talks with Japan on Regional Issues’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the country welcomes continued consultations with Tokyo on bilateral relations and regional issues.

He made the remarks in a Saturday meeting with Japan’s Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Mori in Tehran.

In the meeting, Mori highlighted the “constructive” talks he earlier held with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, and said his country attaches great importance to its relations and continued consultations with Tehran.

Zarif also hailed good and constructive ties between the two countries, highlighting the recent landmark and important visit of Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo to Tehran and his meeting with Iran’s Leader.

In his first visit to Tehran since the 1979 Revolution, the Japanese Prime Minister visited Tehran on June 13, and held talks with top Iranian officials during his two-day trip.

He held talks with Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a visit that was reportedly aimed at mediating between Tehran and Washington.

He is going to hold another meeting with President Rouhani in September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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