NUR-SULTAN, June 19. /TASS/. Kazakhstan and Iran have the potential to increase bilateral trade up to $3 billion, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said during a media briefing following talks with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Tehran.
"I am sure that the agreements reached and agreements signed during the official visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Iran will open up new opportunities for our countries. We must bring mutual trade to $3 billion. We have all the necessary potential for this, in particular, in agriculture, transport-transit and oil sectors. I am convinced that the results of today's talks will become a solid foundation for close cooperation between our countries," the Iranian President said as quoted by the press service of the Kazakh President.
In turn, Tokayev stressed the importance of the agreement on using transport and transit potential between the two countries, which was reached during the talks. According to him, the transport corridor connecting the northern and southern, western and eastern directions is of great importance in this matter.
"Today we met a container train that arrived here, which left Kazakhstan a week ago. Then it will head to Turkey. This is a very important event, given the difficult geopolitical conditions. We also discussed a number of issues regarding agriculture, industry and transit traffic. I am sure that the development these areas will give a new impetus to Kazakh-Iranian relations, and the agreements reached will further strengthen cooperation between our countries," the President of Kazakhstan said.