Iran, Kazakhstan Discuss Expansion of Industrial Cooperation

July 21. Fars News 

Iran, Kazakhstan Discuss Expansion of Industrial CooperationIranian Ambassador to Astana Qorban Seifi and Kazakhstan’s Minister of Industry and New Technologies Aset Isekeshev explored ways to develop cooperation between the two countries in areas of industry and mining.

During the meeting held on Tuesday, the two sides discussed cooperation in various industrial and mining fields, and also exchanged views over other issues of mutual interest.

The Iranian and Kazakh officials agreed on the formation of a joint workgroup by the two countries’ industries ministries to study cooperation in other possible fields.

Also, Seifi conveyed an invitation from the Iranian Minister of Mines and Industries Ali Akbar Mehrabian to the Kazakh minister to pay a visit to Iran.

During the future visit by Isekeshev to Tehran, the two sides are due to review the results of the studies conducted by their joint workgroup.

Iran and Kazakhstan have made efforts in recent years to boost their mutual cooperation in different fields.

Earlier in June, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in a meeting in Istanbul underlined active presence of both countries in regional and international developments.

“Using all the existing potentials in Iran and Kazakhstan for further promotion of bilateral and regional relations is in the interests of the two nations and the nations of the region,” Ahmadinejad said.

Nazarbayev, for his part, stressed that Iran enjoys a determining position in regional developments, and underlined his country’s resolve to strengthen cooperation with Iran in different fields.

“Iran and Kazakhstan have ample potentials for increasing the level of their bilateral relations and mutual cooperation,” he said, underlining that such capacities and potentials should be utilized.