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11:32 | 2010-03-14


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Iran, S. Korea Discuss Expansion of Cultural Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran's state-run TV Ezatollah Zarqami, who is in South Korea on an official visit, conferred with the East Asian state's cultural and media officials on cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Zarqami's visit to Seoul came at an invitation by his South Korean counterpart.

Speaking at a meeting with the head of South Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), Kim In-Kyu, Zarqami reminded the cultural commonalities between the two countries, and said that the two countries' state media could enjoy good cooperation.

Kim In-Kyu, for his part, underlined the significance of cooperation and exchange of technical experience for a better understanding of the two sides.

During the meeting, the Korean officials briefed Zarqami on program production in the KBS.

In a separate meeting with South Korean Minister of Culture, Tourism and Youth Yu In-Chon, Zarqami underscored the basic role of the media in promoting the culture and values of the nations.

The Korean official pointed to the excellent position of Iran in the fields of radio, TV and cinema, and welcomed expansion of media cooperation between the two countries.

The minister also reminded Iran's rich culture in producing thought, and said the issue makes exchanging information and experiences and media cooperation between Tehran and Seoul necessary.

Zarqami also attended meetings with other Korean officials, including the Head of South Korea's Cultural Promotion and Programming Center, Lee Ji-Wung.