Iran to hold exclusive trade expo in Kazakhstan
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Thirty Iranian companies will hold an exclusive trade exhibition in Kazakhstan's Aktau Port, said Rabi Fallah, the governor general of Iran's Mazandaran province.
The exhibition will be held from July 22 to July 24 with the participation of companies from northeastern province of Khorasan, as well as northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan, Iran's IRNA news agency quoted Fallah as saying on July 4.
The companies are mainly active in the fields of construction, energy, food, animal husbandry, textile, as well as technical and engineering industries, he noted.
Kazakhstan was the 20th biggest importer of Iranian non-oil goods in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, according to the Iran Customs Administration.
Iran exported $205.1 million of non-oil goods to Kazakhstan and imported $175.9 million of non-oil goods from the country.
Director of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhamirad said in January that Iran and Kazakhstan will launch a preferential trade agreement.
"By studying the two countries' roadmap for cooperation, we need to solve the problems to boost bilateral trade," Afkhamiraz said.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said at a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Astana last year that a Kazakh-Iranian trading house is scheduled to be opened in Kazakhstan.