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Kazakhstan and Iran sign agreements worth more than $2 bln — Kazakh president

April 11, 2016, 19:39 UTC+3 TEHRAN
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TEHRAN, April 11. /TASS/. Sixty six agreements on cooperation between Kazakhstan and Iran were signed during the visit Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Iran.

Speaking at a briefing after a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran the Kazakh leader said that the sum of the agreements exceeded $2 bln.

According to Nazarbayev, the agreements were signed in metallurgical and mining industries, agricultural sector, transport and logistics, tourism, science and education and healthcare sector.

As the press service of the Kazakh President reported, the talks between the two leaders in particular concerned simplification of visa procedures for businessmen to develop trade relations.

The presidents "drew attention to the need for increased cooperation in agriculture, science, technology and culture." The parties "stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation in the transport and logistics sector, as well as environmental protection, development of tourism and navigation in the Caspian Sea and the signing of documents on its legal status."

Nazarbayev stressed that Kazakhstan, "in spite of the circumstances, always maintained relations with Iran at a high level." He invited Rouhani to visit Kazakhstan on an official visit.

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