Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Visit Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

January 7, 2005

  1. Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will visit the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan from January 10 (Mon) to 19 (Wed).


  2. In Iran, Mr. Aisawa will exchange views with leaders of the government on such matters as the Iraqi situation, Iran's nuclear issue, and bilateral relations in general.

  3. In Azerbaijan, Mr. Aisawa will exchange views with leaders of the government on such matters as bilateral relations in general including energy issues and the situation in the Caucasus region.

  4. In Turkmenistan, Mr. Aisawa will attend the reception for the opening of the Japanese Embassy in Turkmenistan, which was established in January 1 this year, and meet with leaders of the government to exchange views on how to promote bilateral relations, the situation in the Central Asia, and other issues.
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