Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed the hope that Iran-Kazakhstan relations in the economic field are increasingly expanding in economic, cultural and scientific spheres, and stressed that Tehran and Astana are enjoying great economic capacities, AVA Diplomatic reports.
While receiving the credentials of the new Kazakhstan ambassador to Tehran, Askhat Orazbay, Hassan Rouhani said Saturday, ‘The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Kazakhstan have common roots and cultural commonalities.’
The president underlined that the two countries have always enjoyed very good and constructive relations.
‘Throughout history, there has been a spirit of brotherhood and friendship between the two nations, and by using these shared capacities, we can take effective steps to secure the interests of the two nations,’ President Rouhani said.
The Iranian president also honored Kazakhstan’s active presence in Iran’s intricate nuclear talks as well as Syria’s negotiations (the Astana process), which is a good foundation for peace and stability in the region.
‘Tehran and Astana have worked together constructively and successfully on various regional issues, including the Caspian Sea, and have a close view on many important regional and global issues, and we can further increase our level of cooperation and coordination,’ Iran’s chief executive added.
The president noted that Tehran and Astana have very large economic capacities, and “we hope that we will witness the development of the two countries’ relations in economic, cultural and scientific fields.”
After presenting his credentials and expressing congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, the new ambassador to Kazakhstan pointed to the positive political will of the two governments of Iran and Kazakhstan for the development of relations, and said, ‘I give assurance that I will do my best to expand and develop friendship and cooperation between the two countries.’