Iranian President Ruhani in Kazakhstan: President Hasan Ruhani met with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Ruhani, who came to Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan for a two-day official visit, was welcomed with a ceremony at the State Palace Chord.
In the statement made by Akorda, it was reported that during the meeting of Ruhani and Nazarbayev, the issues of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of oil-gas industry, agriculture and construction, including the course of negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.
Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev stated that Kazakhstan-Iran relations will develop further with the agreement on the nuclear program negotiations.
Stating that Kazakhstan sees Iran as one of its important partners in the world and the coast of both countries in the Caspian Sea, Nazarbayev said that they trust Iran that they will find the best solution in the nuclear program negotiations with the Western states. has been shared.
During the meeting, it was announced that the completion of the North-South Railway Line, which will connect Kazakhstan, which was commissioned in May of last year, to Turkmenistan and then to Iran's Bender Abbas Port.
- The completion of the railway line will increase trade
At a press conference after the meeting, Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev said that the part of the North-South Railway Line that will reach the Gürgen region of Iran will be completed by November.
Stating that they discussed the construction of terminals in the Caspian Sea as Kazakhstan and Iran, Nazarbayev said that with the full commission of the North-South railway line, Kazakhstan's wheat export to Iran will increase to 500 million tons annually.
- "Let's restart the product replacement operations"
Iranian President Rouhani said that they are planning to re-start oil and gas exchange operations between the two countries in exchange for crude oil.
Rouhani stressed that there will be a huge increase in the trade volume of the two countries with the implementation of protocols involving cooperation between the North-South Railway Line and the oil-gas industry, agriculture and construction.
Iran and Kazakhstan, two major oil and gas producers in the world, are willing to buy more metal, petrochemical products and wheat.
Iran exports petrochemical products to Kazakhstan, while Kazakhstan sells wheat and metal products to Iran.