Kazakhstan and Iran discuss trade, economic cooperation
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 18 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh President Nursulan Nazarbayev and Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Javad Mohammadizade discussed trade-economic cooperation within the meeting in Astana on Friday, the presidential press-service reported.
"We want to continue developing our trade and economic partnership. The potential of our countries exceeds the existing $1.3 billion trade turnover," Nazarbayev said.
Accordingly, Kazakhstan and Iran have good relations in different spheres, Nazarbayev said. Moreover the two countries are actively cooperating within international and regional institutions - the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation SCO and Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
Moreover, the Kazakh president urged Iran to intensify efforts on Caspian Sea status agreement.
Iranian Vice-President in his turn assessed the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Iran as very good.
"We are ready for further cooperation. I am confident that with your political will, our partnership will continue developing," Mohammad Javad Mohammadizade said.
Within the meeting the Kazakh President and Iranian Vice-President also discussed other aspects of bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and international agenda.