President Lee asked the Iraqi foreign minister to provide Korea with oil in a stable

16/02/2012 PM - 12:01 PM

In particular, told the news of all of Iraq [where] from Seoul to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the headquarters of the presidency on Thursday, and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.

And the transfer of an official of the Presidential Office for South Korean President saying 'Relations between two countries witness continuous development since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1989, and we ask Iraq to cooperate in providing us with constant crude oil to be stable and support the participation of Korean companies in projects to develop oil and gas fields.'

According to the Korean presidential statement the minister Zebari, that he will make efforts to strengthen cooperation in the supply of crude oil and the economy after he expressed his thanks to the support provided by the Korean government for the reconstruction of Iraq.

The Korean official source said that the percentage of oil imported from Iraq, amounting to 9.7% of the total needs of the state, after Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, 31.4% and 12.5%, Qatar 10% and the ratio is from United Arab Emirates 9.4%.

Meanwhile, the Ministry said in a statement today that the Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urges with the President of the Republic of South Korea bilateral relations between the two countries and expressed his country's readiness Korean President to cooperate with Iraq in all fields.

The statement said that "Zebari met with the President of the Republic of South Korea Lee Myung-bak at the presidential palace blue and the delegation accompanying him and the two sides discussed the presence of the President of the Investment Authority and Sami al-Araji, Iraq's Ambassador in Korea and head of Asia at the Foreign Ministry of bilateral relations between the two countries."

The statement added that "Zebari conveyed the greetings of President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Korean President then reviewed the latest developments in Iraq and the region and praised the role of Korea in its contribution to building the new Iraq after the change through their participation in the international coalition and reconstruction projects in Iraq and called for Korean companies to actively participate in building Iraq. "