UN Headquarters, New York City, USA
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
The Head of State stressed that Kazakhstan attaches great importance to strengthening bilateral relations with Iran as a strategic partner in the Caspian Sea region.
During the talks, the leaders of the two states discussed the current state and prospects for further development of Kazakh-Iranian cooperation. The sides noted the importance of adopting a set of measures to increase cooperation in the spheres of transport, logistics and trade.
– We have reached very useful agreements on the visa procedure, as well as on other areas related to the interaction between business and citizens. I would like to say that Kazakhstan is absolutely committed to strengthening relations with Iran. Both Governments should take appropriate measures to implement our agreements previously reached in Tehran. I look forward to seeing you again in Kazakhstan, – said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Head of State noted the positive interaction between the two countries within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and other international structures.
In turn, President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi said that Kazakhstan and Iran have exemplary relations based on strong ties of friendship and mutual support.
– Iran and Kazakhstan enjoy excellent bilateral relations, having this level of partnership makes us take further steps to develop our relations, especially in the field of trade. We are serious about expanding relations with brotherly Kazakhstan. Our countries have great potential and utilising these opportunities will serve us well, – Ebrahim Raisi said.
The leaders emphasized the great potential in strengthening transit and transport links. In particular, they noted the great potential of using the railway Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran as a key route for the development of mutual trade and transport across the Caspian Sea. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted the importance of the construction of a Kazakh trade terminal in the port of Bandar Abbas.
The leaders agreed to increase communication between their governments to accomplish their economic goals.