Japan FM to visit Iran in early November
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida plans to visit Iran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on the West's dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program as well as the ongoing crisis in Syria.
Kishida hopes to hold talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and other Iranian authorities between November 8 and 10, Press TV reported according to the Japan's state-run Kyodo news agency.
The Japanese foreign minister will also discuss Tehran-Tokyo cooperation in the areas of environment protection and the campaign against drug trafficking with the Islamic Republic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the 68th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26.
The pair explored avenues for the advancement of relations between Iran and Japan in diverse areas, particularly in the fields of economy and culture, and exchanged viewpoints on major regional and international developments.
The Iranian president also reiterated the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities, noting that the country's nuclear energy program is fully supervised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and is within the framework of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Rouhani termed the US-engineered sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation as unlawful and inhumane, expressing hope that the sanctions would be soon lifted.