February 18, 2013 (TSR) – Head of Iran-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group Nasrollah Pezhmanfar said on Monday that expansion of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries would help bolster political and economic cooperation between the two sides.
Pezhmanfar made the remarks in a meeting with the new Japanese Ambassador to Tehran Koji Haneda, according to the press bureau of Majlis.
Referring to deep-rooted political and cultural relations between the two countries, he said expansion of relations between the two nations will lead to promotion of political and cultural ties between the two states.
Congratulating on a successful holding of the nationwide elections in Japan, he expressed the hope to witness consolidation of relations between the two nations.
Given the significant role of parliaments in consolidating ties between the two countries, he called for exchange of parliamentary delegations between the two sides.
The new Japanese ambassador, on his part, highlighted the importance of parliamentary cooperation and vowed to do his utmost to broaden relations between the two sides during his tenure in Iran.
Welcoming the formation of parliamentary friendship group, he called for expansion of parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Japan.