Tokyo (IP) - The Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs has stressed that Tehran welcomes the drawing of a road map for long-term cooperation with Tokyo.

Iran PressAsia: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Monday.

Amir-Abdollahian emphasized the need to promote political, economic, and cultural relations between the two countries.

The top Iranian diplomat stressed the important role of Iran in promoting energy security in the Persian Gulf region.

Iran's foreign minister considered the new developments in the region to be promising for the deepening of regional cooperation in the direction of promoting stability, security, and inclusive development and prosperity, adding that the role of Japan in supporting that process is important.

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Amir-Abdollahian also briefed the principled position of Iran regarding the necessity of a political solution to the Ukraine crisis. 

Japan supports JCPOA revival

For his part, the Japanese prime minister said that his country "supports the continuation of the sanctions removal talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the parties returning to their commitments under the deal."

Kishida considered last year's negotiations with the Iranian president as important and emphasized the importance of Iran-Japan relations.

He expressed his satisfaction with the new positive developments in the Persian Gulf region, adding that Japan supports regional cooperation to promote lasting security.

Kishida welcomed the continuation of positive interactions between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran.

The two sides also discussed the ongoing talks on the removal of the sanctions between Iran and the world powers and Iran's safeguards cooperation with the IAEA.