TEHRAN (Iran News) –Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Mr. Gholam-Hossein Shafei in meeting with senior advisor to Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ms. Yuri Konno on Tuesday said that the trade ties between Iran and Japan have become pale because of sanctions, adding that both sides are working to find suitable ways to broaden their trade ties.
Ms. Konno visited ICCIMA to talk with Shafei on ways for boosting trade ties. In the meeting, Shafei pointed to closeness of customs and culture of Iran and Japan as well as interests of Iranian managers to get inspiration and use Japanese management as their role model and noted that in the past years and in the trade between Iran and Japan, there has been the least trade dispute between the both sides and this bespeaks of healthy trade ties between the two countries.
He then pointed to the sharp drop in trade between the two states in recent years because of sanctions and stated that both sides are trying hard to find suitable mechanisms to broaden their trade relations.
Shafei said that Japan’s position in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Iran’s position in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) are good grounds for enhancing trade ties between the two countries in regional level, adding that there are many grounds for cooperation between Iran and Japan like in the fields of vehicle, electrical apparatus, ship building, mining and agriculture.
He then pointed to two main characteristics of the Japanese and said that the Japanese have created a good balance in relation between human and machine as well as healthy relation between environment and technology.
He then pointed to formation of the Joint Iran-Japan Committee and said that soon this committee will turn into the Iran-Japan Joint Chamber of Commerce and ICCIMA is ready for exchange of trade delegation with Japan for bring bringing closer both sides for economic cooperation.
Then Ms. Konno, for her part, said that she believes trade cooperation between countries can guarantee peace and stability and this should be one of the major duties of the chambers of commerce.
She expressed hope that in the near future they can see boost in cooperation between Tehran and Japan.