During the meeting here in Tehran today, Samareh Hashemi pointed to the good and friendly relations between Iran and Japan, and said, "The two nations share commonalities in advocating peace and security and in cultural traditions."
He noted that Iran and Japan have a lot of potentials for enhancing their ties and the two countries face no restriction in this regard.
The Japanese envoy, for his part, also pointed to the growing relations between Tehran and Tokyo, and said that he is determined to work for the expansion of the bilateral ties between the two countries during his tenure in Tehran.
Earlier this month, Haneda underlined Iran's important role in maintaining peace and stability in the region, and announced Tokyo's enthusiasm for the further expansion of bilateral ties with Tehran.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran plays an influential role in securing peace and stability in the region and Japan is interested in the further development and expansion of the relations between the two countries more than ever," Haneda said in a meeting with member of the Iranian parliament's Training and Research Commission Gholam Ali Haddad Adel.
He also stressed the importance of the expansion of the relations between the two countries' parliaments.
During the meeting, Haddad Adel pointed to the good and friendly relations between Tehran and Tokyo, and said, "The two Iranian and Japanese nations' rich civilizations and their approach to the strengthening of tranquility and stability in the Asian continent is a proper ground for consolidation of their mutual cooperation."
Diplomatic relations between Iran and Japan were formally established in 1926 and throughout history, the two countries have maintained a friendly and strongly cooperation in various arenas.
The two countries' officials have held talks in different economic, trade, political and cultural fields in recent years to explore new ways of expanding bilateral ties.
Iran is one of the main oil suppliers for Japan.