TOKYO: Iran President Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and Japanese Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio had a summit meeting in New York on Wednesday and discussed security issues and bilateral relations.
Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan will continue its diplomatic efforts toward easing tensions and stabilizing the situation in the Middle East region bearing in mind the historically friendly relationship between Japan and Iran.
The two leaders exchanged candid views on the situation surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which aims to limit the scope of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Prime Minister Kishida stated that Japan has been consistent in its support of JCPOA and called on Iran to take constructive measures, including the full and unconditional implementation of the Joint Statement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Kishida also emphasized the importance of ensuring maritime security and the safety of navigation and explained Japan’s efforts in the field. In response, President Raisi stated the importance of securing the safety of navigation in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. The two leaders exchanged views on Russia’s war with Ukraine, as well as the situation in the Middle East and East Asia.
Kishida also explained Japan’s position on the recent discharge of ALPS-treated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea and referred to the IAEA’s assessment and approval of Japan’s action.
President Raisi said he hopes to expand the bilateral relationship between Japan and Iran in various fields.