Oct 31, 2013, 8:00 AM
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Iranian envoy underlines enhancing Iran, Japan relations

Beijing, Oct 31, IRNA -- Iran’s Ambassador to Tokyo Reza Nazar Ahari hailed Japan’s efforts to expand relations with Iran, but meantime underlined the need for the further expansion of ties with the Asian country.

The Iranian envoy pointed to the track record of Iran-Japan relations, and said, “The history of mutual cooperation between the two countries dates back to Silk Road or more than 1,500 years ago.



Diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan were formally established in 1926 and throughout history, the two countries have maintained a friendly and strongly cooperation in various arenas.



The two countries' officials have held talks in different economic, trade, political and cultural fields in recent years to explore new ways of expanding bilateral ties.



Iran is one of the main oil suppliers for Japan.



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