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Iran-Japan Set To Cooperate in Afghanistan.

The Islamic republic of Iran and Japan as the responsible members of the international community are resolved to play an important role in the international efforts to help the people of Afghanistan to reconstruct and develop their country. To that end, Iran and Japan will consolidate their joint efforts towards a stable, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan. In this regard, during the official visit of His Excellency Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan to Tehran and his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki, the two sides agreed that the initial joint efforts will be made on practical, quick-impact projects in various areas. The statement said the initial joint efforts would be focused on the following areas: 1. Anti-drug trafficking and border control - Enhancing the capacity of the Afghan border police; 2. Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from the Islamic Republic of Iran - Vocational training - Assisting the return of qualified Afghans graduated from institutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran - Humanitarian assistance for Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran; 3. Support for Japanese/Iranian NGOs engaged in reconstruction of Afghanistan; 4. Cooperation in capacity building of the relevant departments of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in areas such as vocational training and agriculture. 2009/05/05

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Publication:Moj News Agency (Tehran, Iran)
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:May 5, 2009
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