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Iranian Envoy Invites Lee Young-Ae to "Nowruz"
Iranian Ambassador to Seoul Hassan Taherian invited South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae for "Nowruz" or New Year's Day event held at a place in Seoul's Seocho-gu area in Seoul on March 22, 2015.

"Nowruz" marks the first day of spring or Equinox and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar, cellebrated by Iranians people of several different faiths.

The Iranian "Nowruz" event was participated by some 500 Iranians living in South Korea. A number of South Koreans were at the event place to get a glimps of the actress.

"Lee Young-Ae is most popular South Korean actress among Iranian people," Ambassador Taherian said. "The Korean star serves as a cultural ambassador between Iran and South Korea"

Meanwhile, Lee thanked the Iranian envoy for the invitation.

"There is 'Tehran Street' in Seoul as there is 'Seoul Street in Tehran," Lee said. "I hope that two nations will understand better and will have better ties in the future"

Being one of the most famous actresses in South Korea Lee appeared in the historial TV drama series "Dae Jang Geum" or "Jewel in the Palace" in English name.

The drama was aired from 2003 to 2004 on the local MBC TV, reaping a huge viewership rating of between 46 and 57 percent.

It was later exported to 91 countries, making Lee as the world star.
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