S. Korea to continue trade ties with Iran: Envoy

IRNA – South Korean Ambassador to Iran Ryu Jeong-hyun hailed Tehran-Seoul diplomatic ties dating back to 1962, saying that the two countries can proceed with commercial relations.

In a meeting with Rasht councilors late Monday, he added, “Iran will surely overcome unilateral sanctions.”

Noting that South Korea has been exempted from Iran-related sanctions, he noted that his country can continue trade with Iran and buy oil from it.

“Ties might not be good at present. But I promise you they will be excellent in future,” he said.

Mutual cooperation cannot be limited to merely importing oil from Iran; rather they can be promoted to global and regional spheres, he said.

Referring to Ramsar protocol, the envoy said that the protocol maintains that Iran pays due attention to environmental issues.

“I will do all within my power to overcome problems faced by the two countries in the field of environment and global issues,” he said.

“I will support a sisterhood agreement between Rasht and one of the South Korean cities,” he said, noting that Rasht is one of the Iranian pioneer cities in the field of culture and agriculture.

Head of Rasht Council Seyyed Amirhossein Alavi, for his part, said that mutual interactions will surely benefit both sides.

He also voiced willingness for exchanging experience and using South Korean capacities in all fields, particularly environment.