News ID: 109986
Publish Date : 10 December 2022 - 21:47

Kazakhstan Calls for Stepped-Up Iran-Eurasia Ties

TEHRAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for improvement of interaction between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Speaking at a Summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tokayev called for the EAEU’s further interaction with Iran, Vietnam, and Serbia with which the Economic Union has signed a preferential trade agreement.
In a related development, Iran’s chamber of commerce, industries, and mines had already said that signing the preferential trade agreement opened a new chapter in Iran’s relations with the regional states including Russia.
Once in September 2019, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that his country is the sole member of the EAEU that enjoys a land border with Iran, and this is a key factor in the transit of Iran’s commodities to Eurasia.
Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia are members of the EAEU, while Uzbekistan, Moldova, and Cuba are the Union observers.