TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran Ready for Swap of Energy With Kazakhstan. Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) said in a meeting with Kazakhstan’s Trade and Integration Deputy Minister that the Eurasia region countries comprise the priority of Iran’s foreign trade, and among Eurasian countries Russia and Kazakhstan have special positions.
Ali Reza Peyman-Pak in his meeting with the deputy Kazakh Minister for Trade and Cooperation Kairat Torbayev who has travelled to Tehran, referred to the different and serious approach of the new Iranian government in trade ties with regional countries and neighbors.
This issue is not only announced by the Industries Ministry, but also repeatedly stressed by the president in his election campaign, said Payman-Pak.
“The low bilateral trade volume is not appropriate with the objectives of the two sides and increasing the trade volume is the most important objective in line with improving the bilateral trade ties, which calls for both sides’ strong will” he added.
He announced Iran’s readiness for swap of energy with Kazakhstan, adding that Kazakhstan is a good market for Iranian products and at the same time Kazakhstan can meet most of Iran’s needs.
He went on to say that bilateral or multilateral agreements in the fields of logistics, baking and trade are of the solutions for immediate removal of the obstacles for trade. He also said a big Iranian trade delegation will likely to visit Kazakhstan soon for more coordination.
Payman-Pak also pointed to the significance of exhibition units in promoting trade between the two states and called for holding exhibitions on capabilities of Kazakhstan in Iran and also Iran’s capabilities in Kazakhstan.
Torbayev, for his part, said that Kazakhstan is pursing the regional development objective, adding: The Corona pandemic led to imitations that blocked pursuing the objectives of both sides planned programs.
“Keeping in mind the status of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), as the regulator of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign trade we tried to eliminate the obstacles in the way of bilateral cooperation in collaboration with Iranian officials during this visit,” he said.
He pointed to a trade delegation accompanying during his visit to Tehran and said the delegation includes representatives of 20 big Kazakh companies who are in Tehran to meet their Iranian counterparts and it shows the determination of Kazakhstan for expanding trade ties with Iran.