Japan Ready for Nuclear Safety Cooperation with Iran: FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida voiced his country’s willingness for cooperation with Iran on nuclear safety as well as implementation of the nuclear agreement recently signed between Tehran and world powers.

Japan Ready for Nuclear Safety Cooperation with Iran: FM

In a Monday meeting in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Kishida said his country is prepared to work with the Islamic Republic on ensuring safety in nuclear centers.

He added that Tokyo is keen to have collaborations with Tehran in other areas including environment, health care, and fighting drug trafficking.

“The post-sanctions era would prepare the ground for enhanced cooperation (between the two countries) in various fields, especially economic arenas, and that is why a delegation comprising CEOs of major Japanese firms are accompanying me in this trip,” said Kishida, who is on an official two-day visit to Iran.

He further said an Iran-Japan cooperation council is planned to be established to supervise all bilateral collaborations.

Zarif, for his part, described the level of long-standing ties between Tehran and Tokyo as “very good” and stressed the need for all-out development of the bilateral relations.

It is necessary for the two countries to tap into the conditions that would be created in the post-sanctions era to make up for the past delays in the expansion of bilateral economic cooperation, the Iranian top diplomat went on to say.

The embargos imposed on Iran over its nuclear energy program are to be lifted based on a  nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) back in July.

The comprehensive deal would terminate all nuclear-related anti-Iran sanctions after coming into force.

Experts believe that Iran’s economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.

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