Iran backs joint ventures, cooperation with Japan in all fields/Iran region’s defence line against terrorism/Tehran, Tokyo agree on 10-year cooperation roadmap

Dr Rouhani met with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe and expressed satisfaction over developing Tehran-Tokyo ties in recent years, stating that post-JCPOA is a good opportunity to promote relations to a desirable point.

Thu 22 - September 2016 - 04:12

“We are ready to draft the roadmap of joint economic relations in the coming ten years,” said President Rouhani in the meeting that was held on Wednesday local time on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York.

Referring to Iranian Economy Minister’s recent visit to Tokyo and the agreements made, Dr Rouhani said: “To accelerate implementation of banking and credit agreements, we need joint efforts and it is essential and Japanese banks become more active in supplying the needs of economic ties”.

President Rouhani also said that Iran welcomes joint ventures and cooperation in technology, such as health, scientific and environmental fields, adding: “Now it is time for Tokyo to invest in Iran’s energy sector like the past”.

“Both Iran and Japan are the victims of WMDs and we support the idea of a world without nuclear weapons,” continued Rouhani, saying that Iran believes that nuclear weapons do not bring security.

On terrorism and its threats to the region and the world, Dr Rouhani said: “Iran has been the region’s defence line against terrorism and Daesh”.

He also referred to the crises in Syria and Yemen, stressing sustainable cease-fire and humanitarian aid.

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe said: “Japan appreciates Iran’s approach towards constructive interaction with the global community and will try to develop ties in various fields”.

Stressing that Tehran-Tokyo ties must develop more than before, he said: “I wish we can develop economic ties between the two countries to its highest level and, in this regard, the two countries’ relations in environment and safety of peaceful nuclear activities will continue”.

He also said that Tokyo supports banking relations and cooperation of Japanese companies with Iran’s private sector.

“I welcome your initiative and will order drafting a long-term roadmap of cooperation,” continued Prime Minister Abe.

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