TEHRAN, June 13 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iran and Kazakhstan share a lot in their relations, comments the English-language daily Tehran Times in its Perspective column to appear on Saturday.

Referring to the recent visit of Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi to Kazakhstan during which he met with the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and other Kazakh officials including his counterpart Kasym Zhomart Tokayev, the daily said Iran’s top diplomat raised the topic of the Caspian Sea legal regime and bilateral cooperation during his meetings.


"He maintained that to reach a comprehensive agreement on the sea’s regime, the Caspian Sea littoral states should show more flexibility."


According to the Times, Iran and Kazakhstan are intent on expansion of their bilateral relations especially in the field of energy transfer and the transportation sector.


"Iran and Kazakhstan's cooperation in the oil sector is presently carried out in form of Swap deals," wrote the daily adding that through boosting its potentials, Iran has embarked on measures in order to expand the two countries' cooperation in the oil transfer sector.


It also said that in a meeting with the Kazakh foreign minister, Kharrazi said Iran is ready to hold a tri-partite meeting with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan regarding the transfer of oil.


"Fighting terrorism and the campaign against narcotic drugs is on the two countries' joint working agenda," the daily suggested on prospects of the Iran-Kazakhstan cooperation.


"The necessity of expediting reconstruction of Afghanistan and establishment of a popular government in Iraq are among other common views of Iran and Kazakhstan," Tehran Times concluded.




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