Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has started his two-day visit to Japan to discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues with senior Japanese officials, Iranian State IRINN TV reported on March 4.
Zarif's visit to Japan comes at the invitation of Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and is aimed at boosting the bilateral relations between the two countries. The Iranian foreign minister is scheduled to meet with senior Japanese officials, including Kishida and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In September 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Japanese prime minister called for further expansion of all-out ties between Tehran and Tokyo during a meeting on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Also in November 2013, Zarif and his Japanese counterpart issued a joint statement calling for improving cooperation on leading bilateral and international issues.
The statement was issued at the end of Kishida's two-day official visit to Tehran.
Edited by C.N.