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Iran most economical route for Kazakhstan's exports: minister


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Tehran, Iran, May 21

By Kamyar Eghbalnejad - Trend:

Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleymanov described Iran as the most economical route for his country's exports.

"The geographical position of Iran and Kazakhstan's lack of access to the high seas have turned Iran to the most economical route for Kazakhstan's exports," Suleymanov said on May 19 during a meeting with Iran's Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari in Astana.

Iran has a long record in the fields of science and research, he added, stressing that the two nations could boost their cooperation in the sectors of science and education, Fars news agency reported.

The Iranian minister, for his part, stressed the need for enhanced ties between the two sides in the various fields, particularly banking and economic industries.

Shariatmadari has travelled to Astana to participate in the Astana Economic Forum, Eurasia's leading conference on economic matters, underway in the Kazakh capital.

The eleventh Astana Economic Forum kicked off in the Kazakh capital on May 17, welcoming 5,000 participants from 111 countries and more than 500 speakers, including former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former French President Francois Hollande and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Organized in Astana since 2008, this year's event focuses on global trends and challenges.

The event will come to an end on May 19.

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