Tuesday Jun 10, 201408:25 AM GMT
Iran, Japan can promote Asia stability: Larijani
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani (R) in a meeting with Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi in Tehran on Monday June 9, 2014
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani (R) in a meeting with Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi in Tehran on Monday June 9, 2014

Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says cooperation between the Islamic Republic and Japan will contribute to the establishment of stability in Asia.

Larijani said in a meeting with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi in Tehran on Monday that the two countries have the capacities to contribute to the establishment of peace in Asia through cooperation.

Larijani pointed to the age-old and amicable ties between Iran and Japan and expressed the country’s support for the enhancement of bilateral economic ties.

The Iranian Majlis speaker attached significance to the role of parliamentary ties in the reinvigoration of Iran-Japan ties, voicing Majlis’ readiness to exchange high-ranking delegations with Tokyo to this end.

Larijani also commented on the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain -- plus Germany.

Iran and the six countries have been holding talks to iron out their differences and reach a final deal to end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program. The two sides held the latest round of nuclear negotiations in Vienna in May.

The Iranian Majlis speaker said the parliament supports the process of talks within the framework of protecting the rights of the Iranian nation.

The Japanese deputy foreign minister, for his part, expressed his country’s support for the process of the nuclear talks.

Kishi also said Iran and Japan have great capacities to expand bilateral relations, adding that a Japanese economic delegation will soon visit Iran to explore ways to boost bilateral trade.

YH/HSN/HMV

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