EghtesadOnline: A business delegation from Kazakhstan plans to visit Iran from Oct. 11-13 with the aim of boosting bilateral trade hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the head of the International Department of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.
“Avenues of joint cooperation include engineering technical services, health tourism, livestock and meat,” Mohammad Reza Karbasi was also quoted as saying by the news portal of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (Otaghiranonline.ir).
A business delegation from North Khorasan Province of Iran plans to visit Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan on Oct. 17-22.
Business owners related to agriculture, livestock, nuts and dried fruits, greenhouse, construction, food and logistics sectors, as well as land, rail and air transportation service providers, will take part in this delegation.
“Russia, China and South Korea are Kazakhstan’s main trading partners and account for 35%, 17% and 13% of the country’s total imports respectively,” says Hassan Valad-Beigi of Iran-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce, adding that it is not easy for Iran to enter Kazakhstan’s market.
“Iran exported $41 million worth of pistachio, $15 million of grapes, $12.5 million of dates and $7.7 million of apples to Kazakhstan in the fiscal 2020-21,” he said.
“Honey, milk powder, pistachio, dates, cucumber, tomato, apple, cabbage, potato, onion, watermelon, orange and kiwi, as well as harvesting machinery, grain storage and water conservation equipment are the main requirements of Kazakhstan.”
Valad-Beigi noted that there are good investment opportunities in Kazakhstan, as the country is very weak in downstream mining industry.