Seoul to discuss Azerbaijani-South Korean relations
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 26 / Trend T.Konyayeva /
Seoul will discuss prospects of Azerbaijani-South Korean relations in December.
Negotiations will be held during Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov's official visit to Seoul, South Korean Ambassador to Azerbaijan Jiha Lee told Trend.
During the visit, the sides are expected to discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation in the political and economic spheres, as well as within international organizations.
Bilateral diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1992. However, cooperation did not begin to grow on a stable basis until 2005.
Azerbaijani-South Korean relations began to develop rapidly with the opening of the South Korean Embassy in Baku in 2006 and the Azerbaijani Embassy in Seoul in 2007.
The South Korean government regards Azerbaijan as one of 30 key international players with which it carries out continuous cooperation. Among these 30 countries, there are only two former Soviet republics -- Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, Lee told Trend earlier.
According to the Azerbaijani State Statistics Committee, the trade turnover between the two countries reached $190.5 million in January-September.