Bakytzhan Sagintayev discusses prospects for expanding trade and economic cooperation with Ambassador of Iran Mojtaba Damirchilu
At the meeting, issues of further cooperation in trade and economic, investment, industrial and transit-transport spheres were discussed, as well as prospects for development of interaction in the areas of subsoil use and agriculture were considered.
Prime Minister Sagintayev said that recently Kazakh-Iranian cooperation demonstrates good dynamics, bilateral relations reached a new level of development. The visit of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Tehran was of special importance in the expansion of cooperation between the two countries. To date, Kazakhstan is implementing projects involving Iranian investors.
In addition Sagintayev noted the importance of the forthcoming Summit of the Caspian States, which will be held on August 12, 2018, in Aktau. The issues of the legal status of the Caspian Sea, cooperation in the Caspian in the spheres of economy, transport, ecology, security, etc. will be discussed at the summit.
In his turn, Damirchilu noted that the Iranian leadership attaches great importance to cooperation with Kazakhstan, which today is the leading country in the Eurasian region.
“In recent years, a lot of work has been done, favorable conditions have been created for cooperation in the economic sphere. For half a year of 2018 we see very sharp progress in the trade turnover of our countries, which increased by 70%,” the ambassador said.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan