South Korean PM arrives in Iran to discuss Seoul-Tehran ties

TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) – South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon to discuss the ways to enhance the Seoul-Tehran relations.

Welcomed by Iran's Road Minister Mohammad Eslami, Chung Sye-kyun arrived in the Iranian capital for talks on bilateral ties and other issues.

During his three-day visit, Chung Sye-Kyun is expected to discuss ways to enhance the Seoul-Tehran relations and other matters.

The visit marks the first such trip by a South Korean premiere in 44 years.

The prime minister is scheduled to talk with Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri.

He is also set to meet with Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, and Ali Larijani, the adviser of Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

A meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is also being arranged, according to Chung's office.

In addition, Chung is scheduled to meet with officials of South Korean companies operating in Iran, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics Inc. and SK Networks Co.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced that Chung Sye-Kyun would travel to Tehran on Sunday to meet and hold talks with Iranian officials on bilateral issues, including the issue of illegal restrictions on access to Iran Central Bank's resources.

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