Japan-Iran Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk
On December 2nd, commencing at 4:45 p.m. for 35 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The overview of the talk is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi expressed his intention to cooperate with Minister Amir Abdollahian to further strengthen and expand the historically friendly relationship between Japan and Iran in a wide range of fields. In response, Minister Amir Abdollahian congratulated Minister Hayashi on his appointment as foreign minister and expressed Iran’s intention to further deepen the relationship between Japan and Iran, which has a long established history.
- The Ministers exchanged candid views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in light of the talks among relevant parties that are currently taking place in Vienna. Minister Hayashi urged Iran to make serious efforts towards the immediate return to compliance with the JCPOA, and to cooperate fully and immediately with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In response, Minister Amir Abdollahian explained Iran’s stance on the issue, and both sides agreed to continue close communication on this matter.
- In addition, both Ministers exchanged views on regional issues including the situation in Afghanistan, and confirmed that Japan and Iran will continue to cooperate towards the realization of peace and stability in Afghanistan.