Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced Tehran's willingness to cooperate with Japan in building small nuclear power plants.
Salehi made the remarks in a meeting with Special Advisor to Japanese Prime Minister Katsuyuki Kawai in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon, Fars News Agency reported on Feb.17.
During the talks, Salehi called for the development of cooperation in scientific and technological fields, adding that Tehran is also interested in cooperation with Tokyo in areas related to nuclear safety, building 100-MW nuclear power plants, and other peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
Kawai, for his part, underlined the need for the expansion of bilateral ties, and said, "Good proposals were raised during the meeting which will be precisely studied by the Japanese government."
This is while Iranian and Japanese Foreign Ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif and Fumio Kishida in a meeting in Tehran in October had similarly underlined the two countries' resolve to boost cooperation in different arenas, specially in nuclear technology.
Salehi visited Tokyo in November 2015 to hold talks with the Japanese officials about expansion of nuclear cooperation, specially safety standards.
"Iran and Japan have exchanged delegations over the recent months and discussed ways to boost nuclear safety cooperation and Salehi's visit takes place for the same purpose," AEOI Deputy Chief and Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said at the time.