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South Korean parliamentary group in Iran to hold talks with MPs, mend ties

Tehran, Nov 5, IRNA-The head of South Korean parliamentary delegation Kim Pyong-Hu on Saturday held talks with head of Iranian parliamentary commission on development Ali Akbar Aqaei on Tehran-Seoul parliamentary cooperation.

At the meeting, Aqaei expressed pleasure with growing trend of cooperation between Iran and South Korea and said that parliaments would play effective role in boosting cordial relations between the two nations.

The two countries enjoy extensive capacity for economic, scientific and industrial investment and cooperation of which both sides should make optimum use.

He said that Iran welcomes investment of South Korean companies in railway, ports, potable water and waste water disposal system as well as construction technology.

Aqaei conveyed Iran's grievances about South Korean vote against Iran in the Board of Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hoped that the current problem in the way of Iran-Seoul cooperation would be removed soon.

He said that Iranian nation will never give up its legitimate rights as laid down in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Aqaei criticized the double standards of the US on nuclear technology, international campaign against terrorism and nuclear disarmament and said that all the nations and governments enjoy equal rights under international law and regulations and such double standard is being condemned by the international community.

Iranian lawmaker called for parliamentary cooperation with South Korea in international fora.

Pyong-Hu said that Iran and South Korea enjoy longstanding and friendly relations and that Seoul is keen on developing bilateral relations in all fields.

He sought Tehran-Seoul parliamentary cooperation and hoped that the current problem in bilateral relations would be removed soon.

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