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Abu Dhabi, June 12 - Top officials of the UAE have held discussions with their counterparts from Iran, South Korea and the southeastern European republic of Kosovo.

Saeed Mohammed Al Shamsi, the UAE's assistant foreign minister for international organisations, met Iranian Ambassador to the UAE, Mohammad Reza Fayyad, and reviewed a number of issues of mutual interest.

Al Shamsi also met South Korean Ambassador Kwon Tah Kyun, who paid a farewell visit to the UAE minister. He appreciated the South Korean envoy's efforts to strengthen bilateral ties.

In Pristina, capital of Kosovo, the country's First Deputy Prime Minister Behgat Pacolli met visiting UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Al Mansouri and discussed establishing joint investment projects that could increase trade exchange.

Al Mansouri also met Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry Mimoza Kusari-Lila.

Al Mansouri said the UAE plans to explore business and investment opportunities in the Balkan countries, mainly in energy and renewable energy.

He said the UAE was interested in investing in agriculture, SMEs, free zones, tourism, air transport, mining, industry, food industries and infrastructure.

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