According to Tasnim News Agency:
Iran's Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh and a high-ranking Japanese economic delegation, in a meeting in Tehran, stressed the need for closer ties in various fields, including automotive and rail industries.
In the Sunday meeting with the visiting delegation headed by Daishiro Yamagiwa, Japan’s vice-minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Nematzadeh voiced Iran’s preparedness to promote mutual cooperation with the East Asian country in diverse spheres.
The Iranian minister further emphasized that Iran is ready to cooperate with the Japanese companies in rail, automotive and telecommunications industries.
The Japanese official, for his part, said Tokyo is willing to boost economic relations with Tehran in various areas after the termination of anti-Iran sanctions. "There should be durable and continued process for the expansion of cooperation," Yamagiwa stated.COMMENTARY: Japanese interest in developing post-sanctions economic ties comes following high level official visits from Germany, France and Italy. The Iranian foreign ministry has stated it expects in the near future high level official visits from Spain and Switzerland.