Iran and South Korea Confer on Expanding Nuclear Cooperation

In an Apr 24 meeting in Tehran, a South Korean delegation headed by the deputy minister of Trade, Industry and Energy stressed the continuation of talks on the expansion of nuclear cooperation with Iran.

The meeting was held in Tehran on Sunday with Behrouz Kamalvandi, AEOI legal and Parliamentary deputy-head, as well as a number of relevant officials. During the meeting, the two sides expressed interest and satisfaction with the increasing trend of nuclear cooperation between Iran and South Korea, highlighting the serious determination on both parts for the further expansion of bilateral cooperation.

The Korean official noted the development of cooperation between the two countries in economic, cultural and industrial fields, saying nuclear safety and issues related to safeguards can serve as the first steps toward accelerating nuclear cooperation between Tehran and Seoul.

He also expressed hope that Iran-South Korea’s nuclear cooperation will expand further in future.

Also on Sunday, Japan’s newly-appointed ambassador to Tehran held a meeting with AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi. In the meeting, the two sides conferred on the expansion of ties, and expressed a keen interest in developing cooperation in various nuclear areas, particularly in the field of nuclear safety.

According to Kamalvandi, the AEOI head is expected to visit the Czech Republic and Slovakia next week to step up cooperation on the construction of nuclear power plants.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is slated to visit Iran from May 1-3 to discuss ways to promote business ties between the nations, leading a delegation of some 200 businesspeople from such areas as construction, energy and finance.