30 May 2020
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The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Kazakhstan emphasise; Tehran-Astana ties to deepen in areas of mutual interest

The Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Kazakhstan described the development of relations between the two countries as friends, neighbours and brothers, and said that Tehran and Astana have always been together during difficult days, emphasising that they will do their best to deepen relations in areas of mutual interest.

Dr Hassan Rouhani and Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that COVID-19 has created many problems for the world, and the exchange of experiences among countries in the fight against coronavirus is important, stating that the ministries of health of Iran and Kazakhstan will work more with each other in the field of fighting coronavirus, especially Iran’s exports like ventilators, N95 masks and serological test kits”.

The presidents of Iran and Kazakhstan also referred to the continuation of the United States’ illegal sanctions and stressed the important of lifting sanctions, especially in the current situation of the outbreak of coronavirus and the effects of the sanctions on people's lives.

Dr Rouhani and Mr Tokayev also expressed satisfaction with the cooperation between the two countries in the field of rail and road, saying that they are ready to increase trade through the Caspian Sea and the ministers of roads of the two countries are responsible for pursuing this issue.

In this phone conversation, the President of Iran said that it is important to remove barriers to rail and road transit and banking cooperation and finalise the agreement on facilitating the issuance of visas and business visas between the two countries, saying, "A barter system can deepen trade relations between the two countries and Iran is ready to establish this mechanism”.

Dr Rouhani said, "Economic relations between the two countries have been very good within the framework of bilateral relations and the Eurasian Union, and I hope that after the widespread outbreak of coronavirus and in the current situation, we will develop the relations between the two countries well".

The Presidents of Iran and Kazakhstan also congratulated the people of the two countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr and wished them peace and prosperity.

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