A day after North Korea suspended communication hotlines with South Korea over defectors who send propaganda and contraband into the North, South Korea said it would take legal action against two organizations that conduct such operations.
Speaker of the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan Dastan Jumabekov, in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to the Central Asian country Saeed Kharrazi, said that Bishkek is eager to benefit from Tehran’s experience in various fields.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s new ambassadors to 13 foreign countries, reiterated Tehran’s policy to boost cooperation with other nations and called on the diplomats to cement bilateral ties with those states in their tenures.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan have vowed that bilateral trade would exponentially increase in the near future mainly because of Iran’s decision to launch a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a major trade bloc where Kyrgyzstan is a member.
Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step toward improving relations strained by decades of bitterness over their wartime past and now exacerbated by a simmering trade dispute.