Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underscored the necessity for the expansion of relations between Tehran and Seoul, and said Iran can use South Korea’s experiences to accelerate its economic progress.
“South Korea enjoys a developed economy and its admirable progresses can be useful for us”, Dr. Larijani said in Tehran on Sunday, addressing the Joint Seminar of Parliamentary Research Cooperation between National Assembly Research Service of the Republic of Korea (NARS) and Islamic Parliament of Iran Research Center (IPIRC).
Parliament Speaker attending the ceremony in which the research centers of the Iranian and South Korean parliaments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand mutual cooperation, underlined good cooperation between Iran and South Korea, particularly parliamentary cooperation can lead to further intimacy between the two countries in political fields.
Larijani expressed the hope that the MOU could lead to the development of cooperation between Iran and South Korea and said, "Today, different issues, including international problems, influence the domestic situation of countries and research cooperation can play an effective role in their settlement."
A research delegation, headed by Head of the South Korean parliament’s Research Center Hyun Wook Koh, arrived in Tehran on Saturday to meet with a number of Iranian officials.
Today’s agreement on research cooperation by the Iranian and Korean parliaments was signed by Hyun Wook Koh and his Iranian counterpart Kazem Jalali.
Jalali had earlier made a trip to South Korea in 2013 to attend the 4th international seminar of parliamentary research centers.
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