In the course of a visit of a Kazakh delegation to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the parties discussed the possibility of lifting restrictions on Kazakh wheat imports and cancelling the “flag tax” by the Iranian government in order to create equal terms for Kazakh and Iranian shipping companies in the Caspian Sea.
Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a parliamentary resolution to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbor Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries.
Iran-Kazakhstan economic ties are of regional importance, with promising areas of growth. In recent years, trade turnover between the two countries was changing, going up and down, but now it seems to have reached a stable level.
Kyrgyzstan accused Kazakhstan on Wednesday of interfering in its October 15 election after Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev met a Kyrgyz opposition presidential candidate, underlining tensions between the Central Asian neighbors.
The first science and technology summit of OIC is slated to kick off in Kazakh capital city, Astana, at the level of heads of states, and President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran will leave Tehran for Astana on Saturday.
Iran powered past Kazakhstan in straight sets (25-9, 25-17, 25-14) in the SMM 2nd Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship in the northern Iranian province of Ardabil on Sunday to get through to the semifinals.