The Iranian President Hasssan Rouhani and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev met in Astana on Tuesday and in a press conference that followed they announced that Iran and Kazakhstan are going to increase their trade volume five times.
Rouhani asserted that his visit made the fourth meeting between the two presidents in the past year and added that they had discussed economic cooperation in agriculture, mining, industries, trade, banking, and customs.
We welcome further cooperation on universities and tourism, he stated, adding: also, as Iran and Kazakhstan have oil reserves, we discussed scientific, technical, and investment cooperation.
He said that the reopening of the Kazakhstan-Iran rail road is a huge change which will boost the two countries’ trade volume.
Nazarbayev in turn maintained that the two had discussed in about all areas concerned.
Oil, gas, transport, mines, banking, regional issues as well as international ones were discussed, he added.