Tehran, Iran, Jan. 11
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Koji Haneda said that if the nuclear negotiations between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries bear fruit, Japanese companies will be able to invest in Iranian projects.
"We are willing to sign economic and cultural memoranduems of understanding with Iran," he said, Iran's IRNA News Agency reported on Jan. 11.
"We hope that the negotiations that Iran has seriously started with P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) will yield peaceful results and private Japanese companies won't have any restriction for operation in Iran," Haneda said.
He made the remakrs at the sidelines of signing a legal document with Iran's Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi.
The two sides signed a an agreement on extradition of convicts in Tehran on Jan. 11.
Iran and P5+1 sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24,2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West's decade-old dispute with Iran over the country's nuclear energy program.
The Geneva deal took effect on January 20 and expired on July 20.
However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24, 2014 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.
At a meeting held on November 24, 2014, the sides agreed to extend the talks for further seven months.
A fresh round of nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers is scheduled for Jan. 18 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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