Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Miki Yamada Receives a Courtesy Call from the Acting Minister of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of Iran
July 20, 2016
On July 20, Ms. Miki Yamada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call from Dr. Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan, Acting Minister of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who is visiting Japan to attend the Japan-Iran Vice-Ministerial Meeting on Transport. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
1. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada stated that one year has passed since the conclusion of the final agreement (JCPOA: Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) on the Iranian nuclear issue, and Japan continues to hope that the JCPOA will be steadily implemented. She also insisted that Japan intends to further expand economic relations with Iran from the point of view of supporting the continuous implementation of the JCPOA.
2. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yamada expressed expectation that this Japan-Iran Vice-Ministerial Meeting on Transport will lead to the crystallization of specific projects in the fields of transportation and infrastructure while emphasizing need for mutual efforts and close coordination in order to further expand the bilateral relationship.
3. In response, Acting Minister Kashan stated that he will strive to accelerate coordination among related governmental bodies in Iran in order to advance Japan-Iran economic relations, and he expressed expectation that through this visit to Japan, bilateral cooperation will progress in a wide range of fields toward the future, including railways, civil aviation, ports and roads.