Underscoring Iran’s determination to expand ties with Kazakhstan, the head of the Trade Development Organization voiced Tehran readiness to clear any hurdle.
Head of the Trade Development Organization Valiollah Afkhami Rad in a meeting with Kazakh Ambassador to Tehran Amreyev Bagdad Kultayevich referred to the agreement of the Kazakh side to implementation of preferential tariff with Iran and said: “We are mutually seeking to provide the preliminaries for preferential tariff with Kazakhstan and Eurasian Union.”
He said the Eurasian Union has been informed of Kazakhstan’s agreement, adding that with examination of the roadmap for Iran-Kazakhstan cooperation and settlement of the existing problems, efforts are being made to enable Tehran and Astana to experience expanded trade activities more than before.
Emphasizing Iran’s determination to develop ties with the neighboring countries, Kazakhstan in particular, he said: “We want you to tell us about any problem in order to take the necessary measures to remove them.”
He referred to the visit of a Kazakh trade delegation to Iran in October and said soon an Iranian trade delegation will visit Astana, adding that Kazakhstan is a big country and neighbor of Iran and thus Iran is ready to set up an exhibition there.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Kultayevich underlined the importance of the agreements which have been reached between the two countries and said the follow-up of the agreements will remove problems sooner and Kazakhstan will not hesitate to render any assistance in this regard.
He called on the Iranian companies which have contracts with his country to take utmost advantage of investment opportunities in Kazakhstan as such privileges are not offered to every country.
In a recent visit of President Hassan Rouhani to Kazakhstan a memorandum of understanding for commercial, industrial, mining and investment roadmap was signed between the Iranian Ministry of Industries, Mines and Trade and the Kazakh Ministry of Development and Investment.