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S. Korean PM arrives in Tehran for talks on ties

12 Apr 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN, April 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived here on Sunday for talks on a host of issues concerning bilateral ties, official IRNA news agency reported.

During his three-day stay in Tehran, Chung will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, and former Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to discuss issues of mutual interest.

He will also meet with the representatives from South Korean companies in Iran, including Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, according to the report.

Among the topics for negotiations, there would be the issue of "illegal" restrictions on the Central Bank of Iran's access to its resources in the South Korean banks, Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said earlier.

The prime minister's visit comes following the recent release of an oil tanker of South Korea, which had been seized by the Islamic republic for "polluting" the Persian Gulf waters with chemicals.

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