Japan-Iran Relations

September 26, 2018
Japan-Iran Summit Meeting1 Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Japan-Iran Summit Meeting2 Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Japan-Iran Summit Meeting3 Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office

On September 26, from 11:00 p.m. (10:00 a.m. local time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit meeting with H.E. Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. At the beginning, President Rouhani expressed his welcome for the holding of a meeting with Prime Minister Abe. In response, Prime Minister Abe expressed his pleasure to have met with President Rouhani for six consecutive years, while also extending his condolences for the many people who lost their lives or were injured in the recent attack in southwestern Iran.  
  2. With regard to bilateral relations, Prime Minister Abe stated that next year will mark the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Iran, and expressed his intention to further develop the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Abe also noted that Japan and Iran have worked together in areas such as the environment, healthcare, and disaster prevention, which benefit the people of Iran. 
  3. Concerning the JCPOA, Prime Minister welcomed Iran's continued compliance with the JCPOA and expressed Japan's continued support for the JCPOA. 
  4. Regarding the situations in the Middle East, Prime Minister Abe stated that it is essential for the stability of the region that Iran plays a constructive role. Furthermore, Prime Minister Abe said that, in order to improve the international environment around Iran, Iran needs to take concrete actions towards achieving stability in the region.
    In addition, the two leaders exchanged views on the situations in the Middle East, including Yemen, and in North Korea.

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