Pres. of Japan’s House of Councilors calls for closer ties with Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 8 (MNA) – President of the House of Councilors of Japan, Chuichi Date, has stressed the need for closer cooperation with Iran, extending an invitation to Iranian Parl. Speaker for an official visit.

President of the House of Councilors of Japan, Chuichi Date, met and held talks with Iran’s Ambassador to Tokyo, Morteza Rahmani-Movahed, on Thursday.

During the meeting, the Japanese politician noted the meetings between the leaders of the two countries in the last six years, stressing that parliament could play an effective role in expanding bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo.

He also noted the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan next year, expressing hope that important steps would be taken to further strengthen ties.

He then extended an invitation to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, voicing hope that his visit ot Japan would further develop relations between the two sides.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, called for expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo.

He also extended Larijani’s greetings, saying parliamentary ties would serve as an important factor in developing amicable ties between the two nations.

Japan is one of the eight countries that has received sanctions waivers from the US and can continue its oil exports from Iran.

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