Japan-Iran Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
September 23, 2019
On September 23, commencing at 9:25 a.m. (local time; 10:25 p.m. Japan time) for approximately 25 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a meeting with H.E. Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- In light of the exacerbating situation due to the recent attacks on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the two ministers candidly exchanged their views, towards relieving tensions and stabilizing the situation in the Middle East.
- Minister Motegi expressed concern over Iran’s successive suspension of commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and strongly urged Iran to refrain from taking measures that would undermine the JCPOA. In response, Minister Zarif explained Iran’s position.
- The two ministers exchanged views on bilateral relations.