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Iran FM discusses bilateral ties with Japanese counterpart

Tehran, Iranian foreign minister on Thursday conferred issues of mutual interest and bilateral ties with his Japanese counterpart.

During the meeting in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono called for enhanced cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo.

The two sides referred to Iranian and Japanese historical and cultural commonalities, stressing the need to hold regular consultations between officials of the two Asian friendly states.

The Iranian and Japanese foreign ministers also reviewed the latest regional and international developments.

Iranian nuclear deal, known also as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was another topic about which the two foreign ministers talked.

Zarif explained Iran's stance regarding the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in May 2018 and Iran's measures to safeguard its rights enshrined by the JCPOA.

Earlier, the Iranian foreign minister said upon arrival in Tokyo on Wednesday that the visit to Japan is taking place at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart to discuss US provocative acts.

Zarif arrived in Tokyo from New Delhi where he discussed bilateral issues and regional and international developments with senior Indian officials.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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