President Nursultan Nazarbayev Meets Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

August 4, 2013

At the meeting President Nazarbayev congratulated Hassan Rouhani on a convincing victory at the elections and wished him success in the conduct of his high office.

The two presidents reviewed the prospects for bilateral cooperation on a wide range of issues, and touched the topical aspects of the international agenda.

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for greater use of transit-transport potential of the two countries. In particular, the sides focused on the existing potential of the railway line along the route of Zhana Uzen – Kyzylgaya – Bereket – Etrek – Gorgan, which is able to significantly boosting regional cooperation in trade and economy, and to increase the efficiency of transport and communication infrastructure in the region.

The parties also discussed the issue of a speedy resolution of the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, in which Kazakhstan is ready to actively participate, including through the provision of a platform for new negotiations in ”5 +1” format.

Following the talks, the President of Kazakhstan wished the President-elect Hassan Rouhani success in all endeavors for the benefit of development and prosperity of the friendly country of Iran.

Source: akorda.kz