Iran, Kazakhstan Weigh Plans to Strengthen Links
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In a meeting in Tehran, foreign ministers of Iran and Kazakhstan discussed the ways to promote economic, political, and cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a meeting in Tehran on Friday evening.
The senior Kazakh counterpart, who has traveled to Iran to attend President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration, voiced his country’s readiness to take the necessary steps to boost cooperation with Iran, as in the tourism sector.
The two senior diplomats also weighed plans for the expansion of banking ties between Tehran and Astana, for closer scientific and technological cooperation, joint efforts in tackling dust pollution, and cooperation in the transportation industry.
Zarif and Abdrakhmanov also emphasized close coordination between Iran and Kazakhstan in the international organizations, in the war on terrorism, and in contribution to the Astana talks for peace in Syria.
The Kazakh capital has so far played host to five rounds of talks among Syria’s warring sides, brokered by Iran, Russia and Turkey, known as the guarantors of a ceasefire in the Arab country.