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Dr.Rouhani in a meeting with South Korea's parliament speaker:

Iran’s economy is flourishing

President Hassan Rouhani said here on Monday Iran’s economy is on the rise again and there is no obstacle can hinder the development of long-standing economic, scientific, cultural and trade ties between Tehran and Seoul.

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He made the remarks in a meeting with visiting South Korean Parliament Speaker Kang Chang-hee, expressing hope that South Korean companies increase their activities in Iran.
Dr.Rouhani said the time is ripe for South Korean firms to invest and participate in various energy projects in Iran.
He said there is no obstacle hindering further expansion of bilateral cooperation in economic, scientific, cultural and trade areas between the two friendly nations.
President Rouhani stressed that the ground is properly prepared for South Korean companies to make investment in oil, gas and energy projects in Iran.
He added that following the new economic situation in Iran, many important international trade firms have expressed desire to invest and increase economic participation in the country.
“Under the current circumstances, our negotiations with international economic corporations [for investment in Iran] have gathered pace,” the president stated.
Dr.Rouhani called on South Korea’s private sector to strengthen cooperation with Iran and take on more projects in the Islamic Republic.
He further reaffirmed the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities and said, “Based on religious and moral principles, we are against weapons of mass destruction and condemn it.”
“We believe that the existing weapons of mass destruction in the world must be eliminated. We …oppose war, tension, instability and extremism in any part of the world,” the Iranian president pointed out.
President Rouhani also said that Iran regards the nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – Russia, China, France, Britain and the US – plus Germany as a “base for a comprehensive and permanent agreement.”
“Iran is determined to reach a permanent agreement [with the six powers] and if the other side also has such determination, we will obtain a comprehensive accord soon,” the Iranian president said.
Kang Chang-hee, for his part, pointing South Korea-Iran long lasting and deep-rooted relationship,said Seoul is ready to expand all-out ties with Tehran.
He said that his country has complete trust in Iran and will try to restore mutual relations as soon as possible.
Kang added that Seoul seeks to improve its economic cooperation with Iran by settling problems.
Expressing his satisfaction with the Geneva agreement reached between Iran and the Group 5+1 on November 24, the South Korean official said President Rouhani plays a pivotal role in expansion of mutual economic, scientific and cultural relations.

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