Korean President Receives Azerbaijani Parliament’s Speaker

Politics Materials 5 September 2007 20:18 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynli / World countries are showing a large interest in Azerbaijan as a state leading in the region, the President of the Republic of Korea, Roh Moo-Hyun, said at the meeting with the Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, Ogtay Asadov. According to the Korean President, his country attaches great importance to cooperation with Azerbaijan in politics, economics, culture, and other fields.

An official visit of an Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation headed by the Speaker Asadov to Korea began on 5 September.

The trade turnover between the countries made up $110mln in 2006 and exceeded $157mln in the first half of 2007, the Speaker said. The Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was also discussed at the meeting.

Within the framework of the visit Asadov met with the chairman of the Korean National Assembly, Lim Chae-Jung.

Korea and Azerbaijan have signed thirty-five documents on cooperation.