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Iran Urges Free Trade with Kazakhstan, Eurasia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for efforts to facilitate free trade with Kazakhstan and other Eurasian countries. Addressing a meeting of high-ranking delegations from Iran and Kazakhstan, held in Tehran on Monday, President Rouhani voiced Iran’s determination to enhance its ties with Kazakhstan. Stressing the need for closer trade cooperation and banking relations between Tehran […]

First ‘Silk Road’ Train Arrives in Tehran

By John Lee. The first cargo train that left China almost a fortnight ago arrived in Tehran on Monday morning. The train entered the country through the northeastern Sarakhs border point on Sunday carrying 32 containers, having passed through Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. It left the Chinese trading hub of Yiwu, in the northwestern province of […]

Kazakh-Iranian Business Forum

By John Lee. The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) will host the Kazakh-Iranian Business Forum on 7th February. Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Asset Issekeshev (pictured), and the president of the country’s largest state-run financial and investment company, Baiterek, Kuandik Bishimbayev, will attend the Forum, as will representatives of […]

New Free Trade Zones to Boost Exports

Iran plans to establish new free trade zones (FTZs) with the aim of boosting exports to neighbouring countries. Senior Presidential Advisor Akbar Torkan (pictured) told Mehr News Agency that Iran’s Free and Special Zones Council is determined to set up new export terminals, with Shalamcheh and Maku export terminals to be completed in the current […]

SCO to consider Full Membership for Iran

By John Lee. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization will consider Iran’s application for full membership immediately after the UN sanctions are lifted, SCO Secretary General Dmitry Mezentsev (pictured) said on Monday. He told the Russian newspaper Izvestia: “The organization wishes success to Iran in the completion of work on Iran’s nuclear program to implement as expeditiously […]

Iran Strengthens Ties with Kazakhstan

President Rouhani described Kazakhstan as a brother and friend country in the region and stressed the need to activate the enormous capacities that exist in both countries to develop Tehran-Astana ties. “Closeness and cultural and historical commonalities between the two nations is a good groundwork for expanding ties in all areas, especially economy“, said President […]

China Proposes High-Speed Rail Link to Iran

The Chief Engineer of China Railway Corporation has proposed a ‘Silk Road’ high-speed railway connecting China to West Asia via Central Asia, through to Tehran. Fars News Agency reports that He Huawu’s proposed route was from China’s Urumqi and Yining to Almaty in Kazakhstan, then to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Ashgabat […]

Iran to Take Part in Astana Expo 2017

Iran has signed a contract to participate in the Astana Expo 2017. Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, Hossein Esphahbodi, signed the deal with Kazakhstan Deputy Foreign Minister and Commissioner of Expo-2017 Rapil Zhoshybayev on Tuesday. According to the contract, Iran will participate in the Expo, which will be held in the capital of […]