Tehran, Seoul enjoy win-win ties: Iran diplomat

Beijing, March 14, IRNA – Iran's ambassador to South Korea described Wednesday the Tehran-Seoul cooperation as a win-win state, saying the two countries have experienced diplomatic relations since 1962.

At present, the two sides need to shift their focus from trade more to economy, Hassan Taherian told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

About Tehran-Seoul relations in 2017, Taherian said the two Asian capitals have signed several infrastructure and development agreements worth eight billion euros.

Iran can make use of Koreans' technology in order to develop the technological projects in the country, the diplomat added.

On the talks between the two countries, he said the negotiations held during three years after the July 2015 nuclear deal have persuaded South Korea to take due measure to invest in Iran.

Iran is one of the oil suppliers to South Korea, Taherian said adding that Tehran was exporting daily 250,000 barrels of oil to Seoul before the sanctions. The figure reached 125,000, while it is 300,000 at present, that is the post-Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) era.

The Iranian diplomat stressed that the two countries should also expand cultural ties which will guarantee political and economic cooperation.

Iran, now more than ever, has taken a positive look at its ties with South Korea, the ambassador said.

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