TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (MNA) -- The ground is fertile for economic and trade cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki told his North Korean counterpart Pak Ui-chun here on Wednesday.

Mottaki said Iran is determined to expand cooperation with North Korea in mines industry, manufacturing cars, and construction sector. 

 

The Iranian foreign minister also welcomed a future visit to Tehran by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.

 

Pak Ui-chun, who was in Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement’s conference on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, stated that the North Korean officials have a great respect for Iran.

 

“We have prioritized relations with Iran and will do our utmost to develop it,” he added.

 

Pak also invited Mottaki to visit his country.

 

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