South Korean president urges expansion of ties with Iran

March 17th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, March 17 (IANS) South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said Tuesday that his country was ready to boost ties with Iran.
In a meeting with Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi in the South Korean capital, Lee said Seoul attaches great importance to its ties with Tehran.

He lauded Iran’s ancient civilisation.

President Lee also announced his country’s interest to make investment in Iran’s banking, oil and gas projects, IRNA reported.

Ayatollah Shahroudi referred to Tehran-Seoul bilateral cooperation as good and growing.

He also called for further expansion of bilateral relations in all areas.

The Judiciary chief further welcomed investment of South Korean companies in Iran’s various development projects.

Ayatollah Shahroudi, heading a delegation, arrived in Seoul Monday to discuss issues of mutual interest with senior South Korean officials.

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