Japanese economy Min. invites Ebtekar to Japan

TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) – Iranian VP Ebtekar and the Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation of Japan Sasacawa met on the sidelines of Iran-Japan Symposium in Tehran and discussed ways for boosting bilateral cooperation.

“A kind of peace rooted in the existence of human being, and within the institute of family can lead to the peace for the whole world, and women are very bold players in having this kind of peace,” said Vice President of Iran and Head of Environment Protection Department Masoumeh Ebtekar on Thursday in Tehran in her meeting with Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation of Japan Yohei Sasacawa.

The two officials met on the sidelines of the first Iran-Japan Symposium on ‘Women, Peace and Sustainable Development’ which was held in Foreign Ministry's Institute for Political and International Studies in Tehran.

In addition to stressing on the role of women in realization of global peace and sustainable development, the Iranian VP called for cooperation and sharing of experiences on these areas between Tehran and Tokyo.

“Iran and Japan share many cultural commonalities that in the light of the good history of ties can lead to beneficial cooperation between the two countries,” highlighted the head of Environmental Protection Department.

Yohei Sasacawa, also in this meeting, referred to a future meeting to be held in Japan on environment and the Earth, and handed Ms Ebtekar the formal invitation of Motoo Hayashi, the Japanese Minister of Economy, to attend the event and have an address there. “Your presence and address at the conference can have a positive impact on improving and bolstering the bilateral ties between Iran and Japan especially in the area of environmental cooperation,” articulated Sasacawa.

The chairperson of the Nippon Foundation of Japan listed some of the crises gripping on the Japanese society like aging population, stressed that interactions between the two countries can be beneficial for the both sides.

Praising Iran’s academic status, Sasacawa demanded for higher levels of academic cooperation between Iran and Japan especially on the areas of social sciences and environment.

 

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