Monday, 18 October 2021 11:33 GMT

Iran-Kazakhstan stress need for eliminating visa issuance, transportation obstacles

(MENAFN)Iran and Kazakhstan highlighted the requirement for eliminating visa issuance and transportation obstacles, to realize a USD6 billion annual trade target, during an Iran-Kazakhstan business forum hosted by Iranian capital Tehran.

Senior officials from both sides including the Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam Hossein Shafeie, Kairat Torebayev, Kazakhstan’s vice minister of trade and integration, Kazakh Ambassador to Tehran Askhat Orazbay, and ICCIMA Deputy Head Mohammadreza Karbasi, in addition to the head of Iranian chambers of commerce and businessmen from the two sides were present at the business forum.

Members of the Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Chamber of Commerce, representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (RAI), the Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), and the Agriculture Ministry also attended the event, ICCIMA portal reported.

“Our relations with neighboring countries have a special priority for the government, and Kazakhstan, as one of the largest countries in Central Asia, has an important place for us in Iran's foreign policy,” Shafeie added, highlighting both countries common cultural and religious backgrounds.

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