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Published: 0131 GMT April 26, 2019

Iran, Japan hold joint consular meeting

Iran, Japan hold joint consular meeting

Iran and Japan held the 11th round of joint consular meeting in Tokyo on Thursday.

High-ranking Foreign Ministry officials from Iran and Japan attended the meeting and discussed efforts to strengthen ties in various areas, the consular affairs in particular, IRNA reported.

During the meeting, the two sides celebrated the 90th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan.

Both sides agreed to hold the next round of the meeting in Tehran.

The consular directors of the two countries’ foreign ministries exchanged views about consular problems, easing visa restrictions on citizens of both countries, and preventing the entry and residence of illegal citizens.

They also discussed police and judicial cooperation between the Iranian and Japanese governments in the fight against human trafficking and illicit drugs.

Iran and Japan have ramped up efforts in recent years to boost bilateral relations in diverse political and economic fields.

Back in October 2018, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the necessity for the two Asian countries’ private sectors to boost cooperation and joint investments.

“Age-old relations between Iran and Japan have always been cordial and the two nations have a special respect for each other,” Rouhani said at a meeting with Japan’s new ambassador to Tehran on October 16.



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