Tehran - Ehsan Khandouzi, Iran's Minister of Economy, expressed hope that the upcoming administration will prioritize the development of relations with Japan, citing the need for stronger bilateral ties.

Iran PressIran news: In an interview with Iran Press following the weekly cabinet meeting, Khandouzi noted that while negotiations and expansion of relations between Iran and Japan continued during the presidency of Ayatollah Raisi, they did not reach the desired level.

He emphasized the importance of the "avoidance of double taxation" and "customs cooperation between Iran and Japan" agreements, which are awaiting final approval. The minister also highlighted the efforts of the Iranian government to remove obstacles to the activities of Japanese companies in Iran, stating that there are good grounds for Japanese companies to invest in Iran without getting involved in U.S. sanctions.

He appreciated the positive positions of the Japanese government towards Iran and expressed hope that the upcoming administration would pay special attention to the development of bilateral ties. In a meeting with Japan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Japan in Tehran, Tamaki Tsukada, the Minister of Economy called for the strengthening of economic relations between Tehran and Tokyo.  The ambassador expressed his condolences on Ayatollah Raisi's martyrdom and believed that the relations between the two countries would expand even more in the future.

The process of reviewing and implementing the agreements on the avoidance of double taxation and customs cooperation between Iran and Japan is ongoing in Tokyo, with the ambassador emphasizing the need to finalize these agreements.


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