Rouhani describes inking deals with Kazakhstan as turning point in ties
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 11
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that that the ways to strengthen cooperation in trade and economic, investment, agriculture, transit and transport spheres and cooperation in the sphere of international and regional security were discussed during today's meeting with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Tehran.
Rouhani added that Tehran and Astana have agreed on a total of 66 documents on cooperation between the two countries.
Addressing a joint press conference with Nazarbayev in Tehran April 11, Rouhani described the documents signed during his Kazakh counterpart's visit as a turning point in ties between the two countries, Iran's IRINN TV channel reported live.
Significant steps have been taken regarding the expansion of ties between two countries with the beginning of cooperation between the central banks of the both countries followed by correspondent ties between banks as well as easing visa requirements for traders from both sides, Rouhani said.
Rouhani added that the sides have also agreed on cooperation in agricultural, mining trade, scientific and cultural sectors.
Ruhani further added that during the talks the sides shared common views on cooperation in oil, gas and petrochemical sectors as well as crude swap.
Iranian president also said that the sides have emphasized on cooperation in transport and railway sectors.
Rouhani added that cooperation in railway sector can contribute for transit between Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and even China.
Iranian president also touched upon cooperation between the two countries regarding the Caspian Sea, saying that topics such as environmental issues, maritime transport and particularly the status of the Caspian Sea status were discussed between the presidents during the talks on April 11.
Finally Rouhani went on to speak about regional issues and called for unity among Muslims Speaking during the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.
Nazarbayev is in Tehran at the invitation of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.