Astana-Tehran direct flight to be launched

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ASTANA, Dec. 22 (MNA) – Iran and Kazakhstan have reached agreement on launching direct flights between Tehran and Astana on Thursday.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev noted that after his visit to Iran a new non-stop flight from Almaty to Tehran was launched. The flight is operated three times a week with a passenger load of 65%.

During their meeting in Astana today, presidents of Kazakhstan and Iran have also discussed plans to connect the two capitals by a direct flight and to take concrete steps to simplify the visa regime and stimulate tourism.

Settlements between the banks of the two countries were also discussed.

 Nursultan Nazarbayev added that Iran will present its achievements in alternative energy at Expo 2017.

Kazakhstan's President said that he supports Iran's desire to cooperate in the framework of the EAEU.

"There are great opportunities for strengthening relations between Kazakhstan and Iran in all aspects" concluded Nursultan Nazarbayev.

PT/KAZINFORM/MNA

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