Kazakhstan and Iran signed a memorandum on cooperation in trade and transit of agricultural products. This was reported by ElDala.kz with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In accordance with the memorandum, Iran will ensure the free transit of Kazakh wheat and other agricultural products through its territory, without additional duties and fees. The parties will encourage the import of wheat produced in Kazakhstan to Iran under swap operations and, on the other hand, the export of the same amount of wheat from the exit borders of Iran.
Kazakhstan also assumes obligations to support Iranian cargo of agricultural origin.
In addition, to address issues related to the supply of agricultural products, it is planned to create a Joint Working Group.
The Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran have pledged to maintain contact with the relevant authorities of third countries in order to ensure the transit of goods at the optimal speed and price.
It is noted that the memorandum entered into force on the day of signing.
During the official visit of the head of state to Iran, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Kairbek Uskenbayev took part in the talks of Presidents Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Ibrahim Raisi in an expanded format. The minister spoke about the opportunities available to increase the volume of transportation of Kazakh products through the seaports and butt stations of Iran with Turkmenistan, Turkey and Pakistan, as well as the agreements reached with the Iranian railways regarding the provision of discounts for goods from Kazakhstan.
Recall that during the visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Iran, a memorandum was also signed on the supply of grain crops to Iran in the amount of 1 million tons. The supply will be from the 2022-2023 harvest.