Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Sunday said that there are common interests between Tehran and Nur-Sultan on regional and global issues.
President Raisi met and held talks with his Kazakh counterpart at Sadabad Palace in Tehran.
President Raisi said that there are many capacities between Iran and Kazakhstan, which will enhance cooperation between the two countries, adding that the inking of understandings between the two countries is a sign of the two countries’ will to enhance relations between Tehran and Nur-Sultan.
Trade relations between Iran and Kazakhstan have increased more than 50 percent in the last few months, and the volume of exchanges between Tehran and Nur-Sultan in the first step can enhance up to $3 billion, the president noted.
He further noted that Iran is determined to expand its relations at the regional level plus bilateral relations.
Pointing to the cooperation between Iran and Kazakhstan in regional organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Eurasian Union, he highlighted that the two countries’ relations can be boosted in the region.
Referring to the importance of cooperation with the neighbors in the Caspian Sea as a priority for Iran, he reiterated that Iran calls for strengthening mutual cooperation with regional states.
Pointing to the high capacities of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Kazakhstan, President Raisi underscored that the existing capacities between the two states could pave the way for the strengthening relations, and inking the memoranda of understanding (MoUs) is an important sign of the will of the two countries to develop relations between the two states.
President Raisi said that Iran and Kazakhstan share a common view on regional and global issues, for example, there is a commonality about Afghanistan and the need to form an inclusive government.
He added that Iran and Kazakhstan agree that the presence of foreigners in the region is not seeking security and will create many problems, noting that regional issues can be solved by the authorities in the region, not the foreigners.
President Raisi thanked his Kazakh counterpart and the accompanying delegation for visit to Tehran and said, “I will travel to Kazakhstan in line with Tokayev’s official invitation.”
Referring to the significant importance of president Raisi’s role in diplomatic ties, Tokayev, for his part, said that Kazakhstan’s relations with Iran are progressive in the diplomatic fields, and currently Iran-Kazakhstan cooperation has become stronger, and the two sides have good cooperation within the framework of regional structures.