2021-February-28 15:38
2021-February-23  18:00

Iran, Japan Discuss Using Tehran’s Assets in Tokyo

TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor of Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Abdonnaser Hemmati and Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Kazutoshi Aikawa reviewed ways to use Iran’s banking resources in Japan.

Hemmati said that friendly countries should keep their cooperation, stressing that the Iranian resources in Japan should be used.

Aikawa, for his part, thanked CBI for speeding up payment of Iranian companies to Japanese parties and suggested that the Iranian resources in Japan be used for purchasing COVID-19 vaccine.

Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Kazutoshi Aikawa

He noted that the Japanese Embassy in Tehran will try connect the central banks of the two countries for facilitating financial and banking affairs.

Last week, Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and his Japanese counterpart Nobuo Kishi, via videoconference on Tuesday, emphasized boosting defense cooperation between the two countries.

Brigadier General Hatami congratulated Nobuo for his appointment as Japanese Defense Minister.

The two ministers exchanged their views on the current situation in West Asia and agreed to continue contacts between defense officials of the two countries.

Nobuo, for his part, underscored safe navigation of Japanese vessels in the region and called for Iran’s participation to ensure the safety of navigation of vessels including Japanese vessels.

He also announced in a statement that peace and stability in West Asia highly impact the peace and well-being in the whole world including Japan.