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Rouhani, Japan’s PM Discuss Bilateral Ties, Regional Developments

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a meeting in Tokyo on Friday discussed mutual cooperation and regional developments.

During the meeting in the Japanese capital today, President Rouhani and Abe explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral relations, and underlined the need to enhance the level of trade exchanges between the two countries.

The two sides also discussed the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the re-imposition of the US sanctions on Iran and energy cooperation.

Earlier this year, President Rouhani and Japanese premier had met on the sidelines of the recent UN general assembly in New York.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, heading a high-ranking political delegation, visited Tehran in June 2019 and held talks with senior Iranian officials.

President Rouhani traveled to Malaysia on December 17 at the head of a high-ranking political delegation to attend a conference for leaders of the Islamic countries at the official invitation of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. President Rouhani  left Malaysia for Japan on December 20 and met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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