Iran has condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack in the Kazakh city of Aktobe, expressing sympathy with Kazakhstan's government, nation and the bereaved.
The battle against terrorism needs the determination of all countries, the president told the visiting Kazakh foreign minister.
Highlighting friendly ties between Tehran and Astana, Salehi and Shkolnik stressed the need for the expansion of relations in the energy field.
The fight against extremism, the issue of the Caspian Sea, and other crises gripping the Persian Gulf region are among topics of negotiations with the Kazakh side, said Zarif.
Underscoring Iran’s determination to expand ties with Kazakhstan, the head of the Trade Development Organization voiced Tehran readiness to clear any hurdle.
President Hassan Rouhani says that the entire region will benefit from the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan railway, adding it marks a new beginning for better interaction among regional nations.
Iran’s vice-president for executive affairs says the railway connecting Iran to Central Asia will come on stream in November.