Iran backing all-out joint investment with Japan

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – President Rouhani of Iran and Prime Minister Abe of Japan met late on Wednesday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

“We are ready to draft the ten-year roadmap of economic relations with Japan,” said President Hassan Rouhani of Islamic Republic of Iran in his late Wednesday meeting with Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Referring to the agreements made during Iranian Economy Minister Tayyebnia’s visit to Tokyo, Rouhani asserted that to realize the agreements and speed up the implementation of them a joint endeavor is needed and he called Japanese banks to be more active in providing the credits for flourishing economic ties.

“Now the ground is ready for Tokyo’s return to investing on Iran’s energy sector as in the past,” affirmed the Iranian president welcoming all areas of joint investment like health and medical treatment, science and environment activities.

Mr. Rouhani then articulated that both Iran and Japan were victimized by weapons of mass destruction and both support a world free of nuclear weapons saying that it has always been held by Islamic Republic of Iran that the nuclear weapons do not guarantee peace and security and the Middle East free of nuclear weapons was first proposed by Iran.

“Iran is the defensive wall of the region against terrorism and the ISIL,” stated the Iranian president touching upon the issue of terrorism and its dangers for the region and the whole world, “along with countering the terrorists, stable ceasefire and humanitarian aids are the other priorities of Iran in terms of Syria and Yemen.”

“Japan is grateful of Iran’s approach in constructive interaction with the word, and makes its efforts for expansion of ties in all areas,” said the Japanese prime minister after voicing content with his renewed meeting with the president of Iran.

He highlighted the necessity for broadening Tehran-Tokyo cooperation and wished for the highest level of bilateral economic relations. Mr. Abe asserted that cooperation on environmental issues and the safty issues of peaceful nuclear energy will be developed in this line.

“I welcome your initiative in proposing the ten-year roadmap of bilateral economic relations, and I order to put into agenda,” said the prime minister of Japan, “Tokyo supports banking relations and the cooperation between Japanese companies and Iranian private sector.”

Highlighting Iran’s contributive and constructive role in provision of stability and security in the region, Mr. Abe voiced hope that Iran’s contribution to this cause continue.

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