Iran, Kazakhstan ink five cooperation deals

April 8, 2009 - 0:0

ASTANA, Kazakhstan – Iran and Kazakhstan signed five cooperation agreements in different fields. The deals made on the second day of the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

An agreement on setting up a joint tanker company and a deal on health, sports, and tourism were among documents signed between the two countries, the Mehr News Agency’s correspondent in Astana reported.
In a joint communiqué, Ahmadinejad and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazabayev also expressed their willingness to cement good ties in trade, economic, and cultural arenas.
Also Ahmadinejad, in a meeting with Kazakh Premier Karim Massimov on Tuesday, said that ties between Iran and Kazakhstan are very promising and expansion of cooperation between the two sides will result in regional development.
He underlined the need to further uphold existing level of mutual as well as regional cooperation, IRNA reported.
“If the world were free of threats from bullying powers, we would remain committed to broadening all-out ties with other countries. Now that such threats exist, expansion and deepening of such ties seems inevitable,” he said.
The two sides should spare no efforts to help prepare infrastructure grounds for such development, he said.
To attain the goal, both sides should help broaden cooperation in various fields such as transportation, finance and monetary sectors as well as joint investment, said the Iranian president.
Iran and Kazakhstan share common views on regional and international developments, he said adding that the two sides are able to bolster and broaden mutual ties to this effect.
Kazakh premier, for his part, voiced readiness to implement agreements signed between the two countries and said the visit by Iranian president to Kazakhstan will leave remarkable impacts on ties between the two countries