Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called for the speedy completion of a corridor linking his country with Iran via Turkmenistan.
Meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Tokayev highlighted the achievements of his recent visit to Iran.
He also stressed the need to speed up the implementation of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran corridor and align customs and transportation tariffs between the three countries.
Facilities have been created for Iranian businessmen to travel to Kazakhstan, Tokayev said, adding: “Efforts should be made to increase the existing logistics and transport capacities.”
The Kazakh leader also invited Raisi to visit that country and attend the upcoming CICA meeting.
For his part, Raisi said Iran is determined to implement the agreements reached by the two countries during the Kazakh President’s visit to Tehran.
He also expressed hope that the bilateral ties between Tehran and Nur-Sultan would also result in regional and international deals, according to the Iranian President’s website.
The President of Kazakhstan made an official visit to Iran in June and co-chaired the joint meeting of high-level delegations with his Iranian counterpart.
The two presidents signed a joint statement at the meeting, at the end of which ministers, provincial governors and authorities from both sides signed nine cooperation documents and memoranda of understanding.