Larijani: Iran, Kazakhstan complete each other’s role in regional security

Oct 11. ISNA

Larijani: Iran, Kazakhstan complete each other's role in regional securityIranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Iran and Kazakhstan complete each other’s role in regional security.

“Today, balance of trade between the two countries totals over 2 billion dollars and the amount can be grown, Larijani said in a meeting with Kazakh Senate Chairman Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev.

Larijani said, “Iran and Kazakhstan complete each other’s role in establishment of calm and stability in the region and we use Kazakhstan’s initiatives.”

Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev on his part said, “the two countries are linked due to Caspian Sea and no doubt that bilateral relations can boost economic and political relations.”

“All required grounds for expansion of cooperation is available.”

“Key regional and Asian issues will go nowhere without Iran’s cooperation,” Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev said.

Larijani also met with Kazakh Parliament Speaker Ural Muhamedjanov, where he said, “some countries regard nuclear weapon as a danger to the world today, on the other hand countries with nuclear weapon prevent other countries from peaceful nuclear work (referring to the West’s measures against Iran’s nuclear issue).”

“The region does not need invasion of major powers, it needs mechanism and regional cooperation which could be provided by regional countries.”

Muhamedjanov on his part stressed expansion of bilateral relations.

Larijani also met with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Maksimov.

Larijani leading a parliamentary delegation arrived in Kazakhstan on Sunday.


Mangystau region develops cooperation with Iran


The delegation from Mangystau region made its working trip to Iran since October 9 to October 11.

The goal of the visit was to define further directions in cooperation and develop relations between entrepreneurs from Mangystau and investors from Iran, the press service of Mangystau region informs.

This visit is a practical realization of the agreements on bilateral partnership between Kazakhstan and Iran. Currently there are 2 memorandums and 4 agreements that are realized between the regions of Iran and Mangystau region. Besides, there are 9 joint enterprises functioning in the region. The trade turnover between Iran and Mangystau for one year tops USD 200 mln.

Upon the completion of the meetings a memorandum on trade-economic, scientific-technological and cultural cooperation was signed between Mangystau region and the Mazandaran Province. In particular, the sides agreed to discuss the prospects of interaction in establishing a joint venture on procurement and delivery of early fruit and vegetables for affordable prices and high quality without dealers’ assistance.

On October 11 the delegation led by the Governor of the region part in opening the international exhibition of agricultural equipment in the city of Gorgan in the Golestan Province. Within the framework of the meeting the memorandum on trade economic, scientific-technological and cultural cooperation was signed between Mangystau region and Golestan Province.

In accordance with the signed memorandum the factories of the Golestan Province will provide cheap food of high quality to the people of Mangystau region. The sides also agreed on cooperation between the Gorgan University and the Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering.

Besides, the delegation from Mangystau met with representatives of the Kazakh diaspora in Iran.