Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato hopes that Iran will play a constructive role in alleviating tensions and stabilizing the situation in the Middle East, regarding the election of anti-US and conservative hardliners Raishi in the Iran presidential election. He emphasized the idea of working to strengthen bilateral relations.
In the Iranian presidential election, which was voted on the 18th, Islamic law scholar representing the judiciary and anti-American and conservative hardliner Raishi was elected.
Regarding this, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said at a press conference in the morning, "I hope that Iran will play a constructive role under the next President Raishi to ease tensions and stabilize the situation in the Middle East." Said.
On top of that, "Japan depends on the Middle East for about 90% of its crude oil imports, and peace and stability in the Middle East are extremely important. In addition, the stable supply of oil and crude oil from the Middle East is not only in Japan but also in the world. It is also essential for economic stability and growth. "
"Japan has a traditional friendly relationship with Iran and will continue its active diplomatic efforts to ease tensions and stabilize the situation in the Middle East," he said. He emphasized the idea of working to strengthen relationships.