a delegation from Kazakhstan’s ports and rail transportation
sectors including Chairman of the Executive Board of the country’s Aktau port
Turikpenbaev Abay Nogaevich visited Iran on Sunday and held a meeting with
PMO’s Director-General for Port Affairs Jalil Eslami to discuss ways of
expanding mutual collaborations.
Kazakhstan has called on Iran to take the necessary measures
for the expansion of cooperation between the ports of the two countries,
In the meeting, the Kazakh side emphasized that the two
countries can also increase interactions between the ports of the countries in
The head of the Kazakh delegation noted that his country is
able to send up to six million tons of goods to Iran through railway, stressing
that the capabilities of Shahid Rajaei port for distributing and transiting
goods in the region are much more than the current volume.
“It is possible for us to transit a significant volume of
goods, including coal, from Kazakhstan to Iran and then to third countries,”
the official said.
He underlined the history of cooperation between his country
and Iran's northern ports, saying: "We can cooperate with Iran as a friend
and brother country with greater capacity in terms of cargo and transit."