Iran, S. Korea to Boost Economic Ties

A001644011.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and South Korea have underscored the need to develop bilateral cooperation, focusing on the transportation sector.

In a meeting with South Korea’s Minister of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Chung Jong-hwan, the Iranian ambassador to Seoul, Mohammad-Reza Bakhtiari, called for boosting bilateral ties in the fields of transportation, building and airport construction, a press tv report said.

Bakhtiari expressed hope that the two countries would usher in direct flights between the two capitals in an attempt to expand cultural and tourism ties.

The Iranian envoy suggested that the two countries’ experts discuss technical issues in a joint meeting to come up with feasible solutions.

Chung Jong-hwan, for his part, agreed to review the proposal.

Bakhtiari also submitted Iran’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mohammad Saeedi-Kia’s invitation letter to the Korean official to participate in the Second Asia-Pacific Housing Ministers Conference, to be held in Tehran in May.

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