Japan’s ambassador to Tehran said on Monday that the volume of trade exchange between Tehran and Tokyo is not enough, stressing that Japanese companies are very optimistic about Iran’s future and to the same reason they are present in the country.
On Monday, speaking at the Iran-Japan Business Relations Meeting at the University of Tehran’s Faculty of World Studies, Mitsugu Saito noted that his mission is to preserve and develop the two countries’ relationship, IRNA reported.
He said this year, started March 2019, marked the 90th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Iran, adding for the first time in the past 41 years, a Japanese prime minister traveled to Tehran and met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the same year.
The ambassador said in his visit, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo sought to contribute to the stability of the region, stating that Rouhani’s visit to Japan will be made within the same framework.
The Japanese diplomat said that due to the difficult conditions in the region, the level of economic relations between the two countries fails to be satisfactory, noting that Japanese companies are very optimistic about the future of Iran and are still present in the country.
The Japanese firms have implemented projects in Iran in several fields, including preserving the environment, improving health care sector and prevention of disaster.
“I think the path is not smooth; but believe there is a right solution for any problem and the people of Japan and Iran will find it.”