Tehran welcomes South Korean investors

TEHRAN, Jun. 28 (MNA) – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said voiced Iran’s readiness to accept South Korean investment by assigning projects in energy, environment and railway sectors.

Iran’s Larijani made the remarks at a joint meeting with his South Korean counterpart in Seoul. Speaker of the Iranian Parliament voiced satisfaction towards holding of the 2nd annual Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries' Parliaments and emphasized the need to organize economic, commercial, customs and financial cooperation in the Eurasian region.

In part of his remarks, Larijani recounted dimensions of Iran’s five-year National Development Plan expressing the country’s willingness to receive South Korean investment in various arenas including energy, environment and railway among the others.

He described facilitation of banking ties and visa issuance as well as launch of direct flights as major steps in cementing existing relations and voiced readiness of Parliamentary Friendship Groups and commissions of the Iranian parliament to deepen mutual collaborations between the two countries.

Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of National Assembly of South Korea, said parliamentary ties would strengthen and complement the relations between public and private sectors of Iran and South Korea.

He voiced his country’s readiness for launching cooperation with Iran in gas, oil, petrochemical, cleans energies and automaking fields adding “removal of barriers and facilitation of visa issuance will create groundworks for development of trade and economic ties.”

In response to Larijani’s invitation of him to visit Iran, Sye-kyun suggested that the two sides hold annual meeting in Tehran and Seoul alternatively.

At the end of the meeting, the two sides emphasized the need to focus on dialogue and political solutions to regional crises including the ones in North Korea, Syria, Yemen and Libya. Iranian and South Korean parliament speakers also highlighted the growing threat of terrorism and its spread in East Asia and the Philippines and stressed the importance of consultations as well as serious confrontation with terrorism.


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