TEHRAN (Iran News) – Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Seyed Reza Fatemi Amin announced the export of home appliances, medical equipment, and medicine to Kazakhstan while it was reiterated that Iran can turn into a hub for Kazakhstan exports.
Fatemi Amin met with Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov on Sunday night.
Speaking on the sidelines Fatemi Amin said: “Kazakhstan is a big country in Central Asia with a population of 19 million and has good infrastructure in terms of industry and mining.”
HFatemi Amin added: “In this meeting, a number of issues were discussed and one of the topics that was welcomed by the Kazakh side was the import of minerals such as steel and metal sheets from Kazakhstan.”
“One of the companions of the Kazakh team will stay in Iran for more days to visit Iranian industries.”
According to Fatemi Amin, the exact roadmap between Iran and Kazakhstan will be drawn on 19 June during the visit of the Kazakh president to Iran.
Meanwhile in the meeting, Fatemi Amin called for broadening economic ties between Iran and Kazakhstan and said that both countries need to prepare a roadmap for their economic cooperation.
He said Kazakhstan is rich in minerals and like Iran has big mining companies and Iran can meet its importing demands purchasing 2m tons of sheets from Kazakhstan. He reiterated that Iran has progressed significantly in producing home appliances, medical equipment and pharmaceutical industries and it can be a ground for joint cooperation between the two countries.
Meanwhile Sultanov, for his part, emphasized synergy between Iran and Kazakhstan and emphasized reinforcing the trans-Caspian corridor with logistic facilities of Iran, adding that Iran due to its capacities and capabilities can turn into a hub for Kazakhstan’s exports in the region. He added that this point was discussed during Kazakh Prime Minister’s visit to Turkey because this is an important issue.
He went on to say that Kazakhstan seeks revive the traditional trade between Iran and Kazakhstan in the new condition, adding that this trade has been in the fields of metals, iron products, fertilizers and agriculture.
Sultanov also reiterated the necessity for finding new fields for cooperation between the two countries and said that Kazakhstan is willing to take advantage of Iran’s experience in oil extraction, oil and gas, industrial production and industrial mines.
He also stated that free zones of the two countries have good capacities for improving the trade between both states.
Soltanov then pointed to provide required facilities for business between the two countries and said the private sectors of both countries have required capacities for enhancing the bilateral trade.
He then reiterated that the launch of direct flight between the two countries as well as easing visa issues are of the major concerns of the business activists of the two countries.
Sultanov, leading a trade delegation, arrived in Tehran on Sunday for a two-day visit.