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4th session of Iran-Japan Human Rights Committee held

Tokyo, July 7, IRNA - The 4th session of Iran-Japan Human Rights Committee was held at Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs here Friday.

The session was headed by an Advisor to Iran's foreign minister Tahereh Nazari and Ambassador in charge of United Nations Affairs of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Masato Kitera.

During the session, the two sides discussed avenues for bolstering bilateral and international cooperation on human rights.

Nazari, who is also director-general for international affairs of women and human rights of Iran's Foreign Ministry, outlined achievements and developments in the fields of women rights and Islamic values for women in Iran.

Among efforts made by Iran to promote women status and their rights in the Islamic community, she referred to presence of women in various political, economic and social fields.

"Improvement of women position in the Islamic Republic of Iran is an instance of achievements of the Islamic system on human rights," she added.

Kitera expressed Japan's readiness to bolster cooperation with Iran on various fields of human rights and stressed the importance of holding such regular talks.

He said difference between various cultures and states is normal but countries should prepare ground for getting acquainted with each other through discourse.

He added developments in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf regions are very important to Japan.

Nazari and Kitera agreed to hold the 5th session of Iran-Japan Human Rights Committee in Tehran.

The 3rd session of Iran-Japan Human Rights Committee was held in Tehran in 2004.

Nazari arrived in Tokyo Wednesday at the head of a five-member delegation to attend the 4th session of the committee, which was held in Tokyo on Friday.

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