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Japan invests 800 mln yen to equip Iran Customs

Iran and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding worth 800 million yen to develop and equip Irans Customs.
(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- Hiroyasu Kobayashi, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of Japan to Iran, and Massoud Karbassian, president of Iran's Customs Administration, signed an MoU to equip Iran's Customs with X-Ray container devices with the aim of facilitating and expediting trade.

Pointing to the friendly relations between Iran and Japan, Karbassian said that friendly relations between the two countries call for greater economic cooperation.

Customs cooperation between Iran and Japan in the eleventh government was very good so that in recent years the Iranian customs held three training courses for Afghan customs employees in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), he added.

Given that the 7th Meeting of the Council of ECO Heads of Customs Administration (CHCA) was held appropriately by Iran's Customs, JICA declared its readiness to hold training courses for ECO members in collaboration with Iran, Karbassian said.

According to the evaluations of the World Customs Organization's Regional Office for the Fight Against Fraud, Iran's Customs is one of the leading customs in the fight against drugs and contraband goods, so that in the past year, the Iranian Customs discovered 290 tons of drugs, he noted.

The plenipotentiary ambassador of Japan to Iran also said: The Japanese government attaches great importance to JCPOA and is more willing to expand ties with Iran.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental independent agency, which helps the Japanese government as well as developing countries.

JICA intends to help Iran in various field such as Urmia Lake restoration, humanitarian aids to Afghan refugees in Iran, border control, fight against illegal drugs and chemicals, anti-money laundering, and countering the financing of terrorism.