TEHRAN (Iran News) –A trade delegation from Mangystau Region of Kazakhstan visited Mazandaran Chamber of Commerce in Sari, the capital of the Mazandaran Province, and discussed ways for broadening the trade between the two states.
The Kazakh delegation was headed by Deputy Governor of Mangystau Region Mr. Kulzhanov Kanat Zhanbyruly and entered Mazandaran Province on Saturday.
Upon the arrival of the delegation in the province, it paid visits to the economic capacities of Mazandaran Province and also visited the strategic port and Amirabad Special Economic Zone.
Then the Kazakh delegation had a meeting with officials of this province and economic activists.
In the meeting, Head of Mazandaran Chamber of Commerce Mr. Abdollah Mohajer Darabi welcomed the Kazakh delegation and accepting the invitation to visit the province and announced readiness of Mazandaran Province for broadening the trade ties.
He then pointed to the visit of governors general of both provinces in the last decade which were planned for knowing the capacities and capabilities of both sides.
Mr. Mohajer Darabi then pointed to the historic relation between Iran and friendly and neighboring Kazakhstan and stipulated that it seems both sides have gained enough acquaintance about their capacities during these years and now it is time to operationalize it in line with broadening trade.
He further said that Aktau Port of Kazakhstan and Amirabad Port of Iran are an important capacity for trade by the sea as the goods can be taken to the destination in 48 hours. He also called for creating strong and more tie between the two provinces with pursuing it by the governors of Mazandaran and Mangystau.
Mohajer Darabi further said that Iran has exported goods worth of $160m to Kazakhstan and Mazandaran has accounted for $15m of the amount although this is small level but it can be expanded. He reiterated that Mangystau Region is very important for Mazandaran and called for the launch of an economic center in this province. He then pointed to solving the visa problem which was materialized by presidents of both countries and called for zeroing the tariff which can ease the trade exchange between the two countries and this problem can be solved with pursuing it by both sides.
He also called for operationalizing the previous agreements between the two states and called for the launch of a workgroup by both sides.
The governor of Mazandaran further called for the launch of weekly flight between Mazandaran and Mangystau, broadening cooperation in tourism, fishery, cultivation, technical knowledge especially in architecture.
Then Zhanbyruly, for his part, pointed to the capacities of both sides in agriculture, fishery and horticulture, mass construction and architecture and called for broadening the trade between entrepreneurs of both sides.
He expressed his positive views regarding the proposals of Mazandaran governor and called for submitting the proposals to him to transfer it to the economic activists of Mangystau.