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News number: 9107169400

16:18 | 2013-05-12

Foriegn Policy

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Iran, S. Korea Eager to Boost Bilateral Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and South Korean officials underlined the necessity for bolstering relations between the two friendly countries in various fields, particularly in parliamentary cooperation.



Head of Iran-South Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group and South Korean Ambassador to Tehran Sung Wung Yeub, in a meeting in Tehran on Sunday, discussed avenues for boosting bilateral ties, specially the cooperation between the two countries' parliaments.

During the meeting, Nadimi pointed to the good and friendly ties between Iran and South Korea, and said, "The Islamic Republic of Iran and South Korea have abundant economic and industrial capacities and capabilities which should be used for the expansion of mutual cooperation with the help of parliamentary friendship groups and parliaments of the two countries."

The South Korean envoy, for his part, underlined the importance of parliamentary friendship groups in the enhancement of bilateral ties between Tehran and Seoul.

"Exchange of visits between senior Iranian and South Korean political and parliamentary officials can create new opportunities for the expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries in different areas," he said.

Sung pointed to the imminent visits of two South Korean parliamentary delegations to Iran, and expressed the hope that the upcoming visits would open a new chapter in the parliamentary relations between Iran and South Korea.

In October, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underscored the age-old and cordial relations between Tehran and Seoul, and said both Iran and South Korea oppose unilateralism and seek a fair world order.

"Iran and South Korea relations are cultural and historical; both Seoul and Tehran are opposed to unilateralism and oppression in the international relations and want a new world order which would guarantee respect for entire world countries' sovereignty as well as ensuring peace and justice for all; achieving a new World Order needs cooperation and participation of all nations," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Sung Wung Yeub at the time.

"There are good potentials for expansion of trade exchange as well as the tourism between Iran and South Korea," he added.