Larijani confers with South Korean speaker, calling for enhanced economic ties

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran on Sunday held talks with South Korean Speaker of National Assembly Kang Chang-heesaid on ways to enhance level of economic cooperation.

Larijani said that the current level of economic cooperation between Iran and South Korean fall short of the excellent diplomatic relations.

Speaking to domestic and foreign reporters, Larijani said ties between the two countries are very deep-rooted in the area of economy and culture.

Level of trade between the two countries was satisfactory in the past several years, but, in recent years it underwent some fluctuations, he said.

Larijani expressed the hope that the current visit of South Korean parliamentary delegation would mark a turning point to broaden mutual relations and cooperation.

The two speakers discussed expansion of parliamentary cooperation, economic cooperation, easing red tapes as well as cultural and academic cooperation between the two countries.

Iran and South Korea are determined to remove existing hurdles, he said.

South Korean parliament speaker leading a 21-member delegation arrived in Tehran on Sunday.

During their three-day stay, the South Korean delegation is scheduled to visit Fars and Isfahan provinces.

Majlis speaker leading Iranian parliamentary group is scheduled to visit South Korea in the next few months.