Iran, Kazakhstan keen to expand cooperation on transport of goods

Iran Materials 11 December 2006 11:48 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran and Kazakhstan are willing to expand cooperation on transport of goods and joint investment in the Caspian Sea region, reports Trend.

Kazakh Ambassador to Tehran Yrik Utembayev in a meeting with the Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Shipping Lines (IRISL) Mohammad Hossein Dajmar here Sunday assessed the level of cooperation between the two countries on transport of goods from Kazakhstan to Iran, particularly wheat and oil, as positive.

According to a Mana information dissemination network, at the meeting, Utembayev underlined the readiness of his country for joint investment in the Caspian Sea area.

Dajmar, stressed the significant role of Iran's maritime fleet in the Caspian Sea and said, "Iran welcomes such cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan in the field of transport of goods, in particular that of wheat and oil, which will lead to expansion of mutual relations." Meanwhile, matters of mutual concern, future activities and plans of the Caspian Sea Shipping Lines on transport of crude oil and oil derivatives were discussed at the meeting.