President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev discussed issues of increasing trade and economic cooperation with Iran in a telephone conversation with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani on Monday, according to the press office of Kazakhstan’s President.
During the conversation, President Rouhani expressed Iran's interest in increasing trade with Kazakhstan and stressed the urgency of more effective use of the potential of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway and multimodal transport corridors across the Caspian Sea.
In this regard, the Iranian side noted the importance of joint actions to improve the competitiveness of these transport routes in order to increase the volume of cargo transportation.
In turn, President Tokayev proposed to work out practical measures at the government level to boost bilateral economic ties.
The sides paid special attention to the measures taken by two states to tackle covid-19.
At the end of the phone call, Rouhani invited Tokayev to pay an official visit to Tehran.