Saturday, October 09, 2004

Iran urges joint oil shipping line with Kazakhstan - Shariatmadari

IranMania News: "Iran urges joint oil shipping line with Kazakhstan

Saturday, October 09, 2004 - ©2004 IranMania.com

LONDON, Oct 9 (IranMania) - Iranian Commerce Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari in Almaty stressed the necessity of setting up Iran-Kazakhstan preferential tariff system.

His remarks were made in his meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyel Akhmetov. He urged the establishment of a joint shipping line for transport of oil between Iran and Kazakhstan.

He expressed Iran's determination to transit oil and gas via its territory, saying that it would be better to sign an agreement for investment in this field.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the limitation imposed by Kazakhstan on Iranian companies for carrying out development projects.

Shariatmadari called on the Kazakh officials to cooperate with Iranian firms in this aspect.

The Kazakh prime minister, for his part, stressed the need to lay a pipeline between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, terming Iran as the most economical route for oil transport.

During Shariatmadari's visit, two commercial memoranda of understanding (MOUs) were signed by the Iranian minister and the Kazakh minister of industry and trade.

Shariatmadari's visit took place at the invitation of Kazakh Minister of Industry and Trade Adibek Dzhaksybekov."

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