Iran Envoy Sees Good Prospects for Seoul Ties

Iran Envoy Sees Good Prospects for Seoul TiesIran Envoy Sees Good Prospects for Seoul Ties

Iran’s new ambassador in Seoul says there is a “comprehensive plan” aimed at expansion of bilateral ties with South Korea despite the reimposition of US sanctions.
"The plan would address expansion of relations in political, economic, commercial, cultural and parliamentary areas," Saeed Badamchi Shabestari also told IRNA on Saturday.
“The plan will be implemented as per a timetable and would take priorities into consideration,” added Shabestari, who entered the Korean capital last week to start his mission.
The envoy regretted that the ties have been hit by the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran. 
He, however, said the ties were “friendly and strong” in nature. 
The fact that relations have been founded on “reality” will keep the countries determined to deepen the ties in the face of US “hostile” and “unilateral” actions, he added.
Shabestari said Iranian and Korean economies complement one another, reminding that the volume of bilateral trade surpassed $12 billion last year. 
“I consider the mutual interactions and cooperation to be following a very optimistic trend,” he said.


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