East Asia

On the last night in Tehran

At the time when this article will be printed, I may be in the plane bound for Korea and more probably already arrived at the hustle bustle city of Seoul, after wrapping up my ambassadorial duty in Iran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Iran, North Korea keen to broaden cultural ties

North Korean Ambassador to Iran Gang Sam Hyun along with a diplomatic delegation visited National Library of Iran and held talks with Director of Iran’s National Library and Archives Organization (NLAO) Ashraf Boroujerdi, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Belt, Road Initiative and China-Iran cooperation

Over the past two weeks, the National People’s Congress of China (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were held in Beijing, China. In addition to reviewing policies relating to crucial domestic economic and social developments, the gatherings also decided on the amendment of the Constitution, election of new leadership of the state, reform of governmental structure as well as legislation on anti-corruption matters, AVA Diplomatic reports. During the above meetings, foreign policy of China, the Belt and Road Initiative in particular, attracted attention around the globe. Proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Initiative aims at promoting pragmatic cooperation and joint prosperity among participating countries. It ... Read More »

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea hosts Iranian skiers

Kim Seung-ho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran held a dinner reception at his residence on Jan 29 for four alpine and cross-country skiers and their head coaches who will take part in the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea, February 9-25. He also invited Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi, Secretary General of National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mr. Seyyedabdi Eftekhari, President of Skiing Federation in order to further discuss issues of common interest and boost bilateral cooperation in the field of sports between the Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »