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Zarif: Iran, Japan good partners in politico-economic fields

Tehran, Sep 6, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister's Special Envoy Masahiko Koumura here on Wednesday voiced satisfaction in the current status of Iran-Japan relations.

During the meeting, Zarif pointed to the agreements singed between Iran and Japan on development of economic relations, and expressed the hope that Japan would turns to be Iran's strong partner in the fields of politico-economics, such as transport, energy, oil and gas.

According to the report of Foreign Ministry Media Department, Zarif pointed to recent agreements on financing energy projects in Iran.

He said that preliminary works on these projects are underway, adding that Iran believes the two countries could be good partners.

Zarif reminded Iran's principle stances on opposing usage or threatening to use nuclear weapons, necessity to settle disputes peacefully and needs for cooperation among important countries of the region in reducing tensions.

Masahiko Koumura expressed pleasure for political, economic consultations with Iranian officials and praised Iran's role in the region, and said that Japan respect Iran for commitment to its obligations.

He also expressed concern for recent developments in connection with North Korea and its complicated trend.

Koumura, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday and met President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

He is due to meet and consult with other political and economic officials of Iran during his 3-day stay in Iran.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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