Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Wednesday to promote bilateral relations, the official KCNA news agency said.
Mottaki arrived in Pyongyang on Wednesday, and the DPRK government hosted a reception for him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall, reported Xinhua.
Pak Ui Chun, the DPRK's foreign minister, said Mottaki's visit marks an important step of bringing friendly and cooperative bilateral relations to a higher level.
"The friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Iran would continue to develop in the mutual interests in line with the desire of the two peoples," he said.
Mottaki said the friendly bilateral ties were growing stronger in various fields, including politics, economy and culture.
He held talks respectively with Pak and Choe Thae Bok, chairman of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.