Iran, Kazakhstan keen to expand port, maritime cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Kazakh officials in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation in ports and maritime areas.

During the meeting in the Iranian capital today, Director General of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Jalil Eslami and Head of Aktau International Trading Port Company Mikhail Yuriovich explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating relations in ports and maritime fields.

Eslami pointed to the status quo in the Iran-Kazakhstan cooperation in ports and maritime fields, and said, “The Fourth Iran-Kazakhstan Ports and Maritime Cooperation Meeting is being held following the enhancement of ports and maritime cooperation and a rise in bilateral trade ties and development of training and technical cooperation.”

Aktau is a city of approximately 200,000 citizens located on the banks of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.

In recent years, Iran has striven to expand its ties and cooperation with the regional states, specially those in the Central Asia.

Iranian Deputy Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mojtaba Khosrotaj and his Kazakh counterpart in a meeting in Tehran in April conferred on ways to expand transportation and transit relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, Khosrotaj referred to the new policies proclaimed by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for the consolidation of the relations with the neighboring states, and said, “In this directive the issue of transit has come under notice; therefore, we are studying the transit potentials of Kazakhstan’s Inche- Boroun and (Iran’s) Sarakhs regions.”

The Kazakh official, for his part, announced Astana’s readiness to increase the volume of wheat and metals exports to Iran, and expressed the hope that launching Kazakhstan’s railway would link his country to Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas on the rims of the Persian Gulf, and that container transportation between the two countries would increase.

) Jalil Eslami and Head of Aktau International Trading Port Company Mikhail Yuriovich explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating relations in ports and maritime fields.

Eslami pointed to the status quo in the Iran-Kazakhstan cooperation in ports and maritime fields, and said, “The Fourth Iran-Kazakhstan Ports and Maritime Cooperation Meeting is being held following the enhancement of ports and maritime cooperation and a rise in bilateral trade ties and development of training and technical cooperation.”

Aktau is a city of approximately 200,000 citizens located on the banks of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan.

In recent years, Iran has striven to expand its ties and cooperation with the regional states, specially those in the Central Asia.

Iranian Deputy Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mojtaba Khosrotaj and his Kazakh counterpart in a meeting in Tehran in April conferred on ways to expand transportation and transit relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, Khosrotaj referred to the new policies proclaimed by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for the consolidation of the relations with the neighboring states, and said, “In this directive the issue of transit has come under notice; therefore, we are studying the transit potentials of Kazakhstan’s Inche- Boroun and (Iran’s) Sarakhs regions.”

The Kazakh official, for his part, announced Astana’s readiness to increase the volume of wheat and metals exports to Iran, and expressed the hope that launching Kazakhstan’s railway would link his country to Iran’s port city of Bandar Abbas on the rims of the Persian Gulf, and that container transportation between the two countries would increase.

By Fars News Agency

 

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