x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

South Korean president meets with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Lee Myung-Bak tours the Gulf as pressures mount to reduce crude purchases from Iran.

The South Korean president, Lee Myung-Bak, met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, yesterday to discuss cooperation between the two countries, according to Wam.

Mr Lee has been on a tour of the Gulf region this week as South Korea feels pressure from the United States to reduce crude purchases from Iran.

On his tour, Mr Lee has signed a 20-year agreement with Qatar for the sale of two million tonnes of liquefied natural gas a year, and secured Saudi pledges to ensure a stable supply of oil to his country.