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Iran Stresses Need to Set Up Joint Economic Commission with South Korea.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Massoud Pezeshkian stressed the need for setting up a joint economic commission between Tehran and Seoul.

"Iran is ready to broaden relations with South Korea, specially in the parliamentary field," Pezeshkian said in a meeting with Head of South Korea-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group Chun Jung-bae who is on an official visit to Tehran at the head of a South Korean parliamentary delegation.

The senior Iranian lawmaker, meantime, lauded the growing trend of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Seoul, and said that Iran and South Korea have many capacities, particularly in the fields of trade and economy.

Pezeshkian underlined that boosting parliamentary relations will help facilitate using the capacities, adding that the Iranian parliament is prepared to expand bilateral relations.

The two countries have had good cooperation in the areas of home appliances, medicine, auto-making and energy, but there are still various spheres for collaboration.

Referring to South Korea's breakthroughs in the field of public insurance, the senior MP said, "We are interested to share experience in the field of health insurance with South Korea."

Jung-bae, for his part, expressed the hope that the two countries' officials would discuss areas of cooperation and joint economic commission would convene its next session in near future.

"Diplomatic shuttles and dialogues will help develop a deeper understanding about each other and increase commercial exchanges," he added.

In relevant remarks in March, Chairman of the South Korean Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Unification Commission Shim Jae-kwon called for boosting Seoul-Tehran mutual cooperation.

"South Korea is interested in expanding its relations with Iran in the post-sanctions era," Shim said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Rahimpour in Tehran.

Rahimpour and Shim also discussed regional and international developments during their meeting in the Iranian capital.

Shim is heading a South Korean parliamentary delegation to Tehran to discuss expanding of mutual cooperation with senior Iranian officials.

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Date:Nov 22, 2017
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