Japanese PM to visit Iran, first in 38 years

TEHRAN, Apr. 05 (MNA) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to visit Iran in October, Japanese government source said on Tuesday.

Abe will visit Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to discuss broadening economic cooperation and increase import of Iranian crude oil by Japan.

The Japanese premier intends to take the initiative to strengthen economic ties between Japan and Iran after the lifting of sanctions on Tehran in January.

“Abe hopes to swing by around the time he goes to Kenya” on Aug. 27-28, the world’s largest financial newspaper, The Nikkei daily, said on Monday.

Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit the Islamic Republic in 38 years since Takeo Fukuda traveled to Iran in September 1978.




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