Sunday, October 03, 2004

Minister Shariatmadari arrives in Khazakhstan

IranMania News: "Iranian Minister arrives in Khazakhstan

Sunday, October 03, 2004 - ©2004 IranMania.com LONDON, Oct 3 (IranMania) - Iranian Commerce Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari arrived in this former capital of the Republic of Khazakhstan on Sunday for a three-day visit, Iran's State News Agency (IRNA) reported.

The Iranian minister flew into Khazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan where he was earlier part of a visiting delegation headed by First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref.

Shariatmadari is due to leave Almaty later in the day for Khazakhstan`s capital, Astana, to hold talks with senior Kazakh officials.

In Astana, the Iranian minister will meet with Khazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetiv, Foreign Minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev, Industry and Trade Minister Adelbek Dzhaksybekov, Minister of Transportation and Communications Kazhmurat Nagmanov and the mayor of Astana.

He will return to Almaty on Monday evening to attend a joint meeting of Iranian and Khazakh trade officials and businessmen. The two sides are to discuss Tehran-Astana relations in the economic and trade fields. According to the Iranian embassy in Khazakhstan, Tehran-Astana trade exchanges stood at dlr 500 million in 2003."

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