Presidents of Kazakhstan and Iran discuss situation around the Iranian nuclear program

TEHRAN-ASTANA. August 4. KAZINFORM President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, the press service of Akorda says.

During this event Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated Hassan Rouhani with a convincing victory in the election and wished him success in the high office.

The sides discussed prospects of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, and raised important issues on the international agenda.

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for greater use of transit-transport potential of the two countries. Especially highlighted was the existing potential of the railway line along the route of Zhan-Uzen - Kyzylgaya - Bereket - Etrek - Gorgan, which is able to significantly revitalize regional trade and economic cooperation and increase the efficiency of transport and communication infrastructure in the area.

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

At the end of the talk the Kazakh President wished the newly elected President Hassan Rouhani success of all endeavors for development and prosperity of the friendly country Iran.

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