The consul-general of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the governor-general of Almaty, Kazakhstan, stressed the expansion of relations between the two countries.

Iran Press/Asia: Consul-General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Almaty Mohsen Faghani on Thursday met with Almaty Governor Amandyk Batalov.

Noting the growing trend of relations between the two countries and historical and cultural commonalities, Faghani announced the readiness of different Iranian provinces to cooperate with Kazakhstan provinces in various fields.

Faghani also stated that the signing of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union by Iran, of which Kazakhstan is a member, and the two countries' presence on the Caspian Sea coast paves the way for the development of bilateral cooperation.

Referring to the talks between the presidents of Iran and Kazakhstan in 2016 as a basis for the development of bilateral relations, Amandyk Batalov noted that Almaty has good potential for cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fields of industry, agriculture, and tourism.

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