• Tue / 12 February 2019 / 16:42
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 97112312089
  • Journalist : 71477

Iran, Japan should take greater steps: Parliament Speaker Larijani


Tehran (ISNA) - President of Japanese House of Councilors, Chuichi Date held a meeting with visiting Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Tuesday in Tokyo.

During the meeting, Larijani mentioned to the deep-rooted ties between Iran and Japan, saying, “Tehran and Tokyo have preserved their friendly ties as the two countries celebrate the 90th anniversary of establishing political relations”.

Stressing that Iran and Japan should take greater steps, he added, “Some countries may look for disrupting Iran-Japan relations that shouldn’t be allowed”.

Larijani emphasized that Iran is eager to cooperate with Japan in different fields including industrial, technical and commercial sectors.

Stressing that Iran welcomes developing relations with Japan, the official said, “There are good opportunity for Japan to invest in Iran in various fields such as oil, gas, petrochemicals and the pharmaceutical industry”.

President of Japanese House of Councilors, Chuichi Date, for his part, said that the visit of the Iranian delegation to Tokyo marks the start of a new chapter of bilateral ties between the two countries.

Expressing happiness for the Iranian delegation’s visit to the East Asian country after some nine years, Chuichi Date noted that Iran is a major country with a rich culture in West Asian.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Larijani departed Tehran for Tokyo on Monday morning. The visit is being made upon the official invitation of his Japanese counterpart.

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Translated and edited by Sepideh Hashemi


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