Zarif: Tehran, Tokyo looking for enhanced bilateral ties

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif termed the expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Japan as one of the important goals of his visit to Tokyo.

Zarif made the remarks upon his arrival at Tokyo International Airport on Wednesday morning.

‘The discussions will mostly focus on boosting economic and political relations like my visit to India and China,’ Foreign Minister Zarif said.

Zarif arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday morning local time on the head of a high ranking politico- economic delegation for talks with Japanese senior officials.

Zarif visited India and China prior to Tokyo and it is the last and third leg of his tour.

He is scheduled to meet with his Japanese counterpart, prime minister as well as some other senior officials.

Zarif is to discuss bilateral ties and the current regional and international issues with Japanese high ranking officials.

He will deliver speech to Japan International Studies Institute as well as in an economic seminar in presence of Iranian and Japanese businessmen.

Directors from 38 big companies, 15 from knowledge-based companies and eight commercial banks as well as a number of industrialist and businessmen are accompanying Foreign Minister Zarif.