Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed gratitude to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev for his contribution to the achievement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/nuclear deal) between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries (China, France, Russia, the UK, the US plus Germany), Kazinform international news agency reported Dec. 22.
“I would like to thank you for effective cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan in the sphere of atomic power use for peaceful purposes,” Rouhani said to Nazarbayev.
The president of Iran also emphasized Kazakhstan’s continuing support of the Islamic Republic in the international and regional formats.
“We hope for the elimination of some existing barriers which hinder the development of our relations,” Rouhani added.
In turn, Nazarbayev appreciated the significance of Iran’s policy for the Caspian littoral states.
“Iran is an important partner in the Muslim world for Kazakhstan, as well as a neighbor and a friend in the Caspian region,” he noted. “The Kazakh people highly appreciate your great work in solving the nuclear issue, just like the rest of the world does.”
The Kazakh president noted the usefulness of bilateral visits, their contribution to the development of relations between the two countries.