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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 14:00

Japan’s PM to visit Iran

Japan’s PM to visit Iran

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to visit Iran tomorrow on 12 June against the background of increasing tension between this Middle Eastern country and USA.

The Japanese side is making the last stage preparation for Abe’s meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran’s capital Tehran. Abe’s three day visit will start on June 12.

Last week Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Suga Yoshihide addressed the journalists in this regard.

He said that for Abe it is very important to call the Iranian leaders to lower the tension and play a constructive role in implementation of the nuclear deal by Iran, signed in 2015, as well as in stabilization of the situation in the region.

Suga said that Abe would be the first Japanese PM to visit Iran in the last 41 years. This year marks the 90th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Iran.

He added that Abe’s visit will help to further develop a long-standing friendship between these countries.

It is noteworthy that in the course of the visit made to Tokyo on May 27, the US President Donald Trump stated that if Iran wants to start negotiations with the United States, he will respond positively to this proposal. The US leader made such statement after the bilateral meeting held with Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe, China Global Television Network (CGTN) reports.

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