Iranian FM to Visit Kazakhstan Soon
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced that he is slated to pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in the near future, Fars News Agency reported.
Speaking in a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Marat Tazhin on the sidelines of the 64th UN General Assembly meeting in New York, the Iranian foreign minister underlined the necessity for the further expansion of mutual economic cooperation between the two sides.
He also stressed the need for initiating studies for constructing a gas pipeline linking Iran to Kazakhstan.
The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and bolstering of cooperation and exchanged views over regional and international issues.
During the meeting, Tazhin reiterated expansion of the two countries' cooperation in all the different fields, and asked for further efforts by all littoral states to come to consensus and make a collective decision on the Caspian Sea's legal regime.
He also welcomed the upcoming visit to his country by the Iranian Foreign Ministry's special envoy to attend a senior experts meeting on the sea.
Earlier, leaders of Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan decided to avoid discussion on the Caspian matters without Iran's presence at their meeting in the western Kazakh city of Aktau in order to comply with earlier agreements.