The Head of State has greeted the President of Iran and noted that the relations between the two countries have always been stable and based on the principles of friendship and brotherhood.
- Thanks to your policy and effective bilateral meetings at the highest level, trade between our countries is growing and the volumes of cargo transportation are increasing. The supplies of agricultural products have become especially active, the President of Kazakhstan said.
Nursultan Nazarbayev has noted that Kazakhstan and Iran are close neighbours in the Caspian region, and stressed that the visits in 2016 gave a good impetus to bilateral relations.
- Our historic meeting based on trust and mutual understanding will settle all issues related to the Caspian Sea and strengthen cooperation between the Caspian countries, the Head of State said.
In turn, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for the opportunity to visit Kazakhstan and the cordial welcome extended to the members of the Iranian delegation.
- We are happy to meet with you. I hope that today's summit will achieve the most positive results. Our countries are very close not only geographically, but also on a number of other aspects. At the same time, we have common interests, the Iranian leader said.
H.Rouhani has stressed that Kazakhstan always supports Iran on international platforms and invariably complies with nuclear agreements.
- Your country is carrying out a very important peacekeeping mission in the global arena, including as part of Astana Process. Our relations are of a strategic nature and are developing in all directions. Today Aktau hosts a significant summit on the Caspian theme, which once again confirms the great authority of Kazakhstan, the President of Iran concluded.