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Iran, Kazakhstan boost trade relations with new railway network

Kazakhstan is a strong ally of Iran, and has helped the Islamic Republic circumvent sanctions.
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is seen on a monitor during a video conference with European Council President Charles Michel at the European Council building, Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 10, 2022.

Iran and Kazakhstan are continuing to develop their economic ties. 

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Tehran yesterday where he met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini and President Ebrahim Raisi. During the visit, Raisi and Tokayev inaugurated a railway network running from Kazakhstan to Iran and onto Turkey. The purpose of the railway is to facilitate Kazakhstan’s exports to Europe, and a Kazakh freighter left Tehran for Turkey yesterday to this end, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. 

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