Tehran, April 6, IRNA - Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran and Kazakhstan have enjoyed many identical views on different regional and international issues.
The president made the remarks before leaving Tehran for Astana on Monday for an official visit to Kazakhstan.
Commenting on Tehran-Astana ties, he further anticipated an even better prospect for bilateral relations.
He further pointed to the position of Iran and Kazakhstan as the two big countries in the region and referred to the friendly ties existing between the two nations since the country's independence from the former Soviet Union in 1992.
President Ahmadinejad also said he was going to discuss some of the agreements reached by the two governments during the visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Iran two years ago.
The president said expanding trade exchanges as well as cooperation in such areas as energy, transfer of energy, investments in the energy sector and developing the transportation sector were among the issues he was going to focus on during his two-day stay in the country.
Saying that the volume of trade exchanges between the two countries currently stood at dlrs 2.5 billion, he expected a huge growth in the figure in future.
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