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Kazakhstan to cooperate with Iran in Caspian Sea

Staff Writer |
Kazakh Ministry for Investment and Development plans to sign a deal with Iran on maritime merchant shipping in the Caspian Sea in 2016, the official website of the Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said.

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According to the report, domestic procedures on the harmonization of the draft agreement with Iran have been completed and the contract is planned to be transferred to the Iranian side, reported.

The agreement will form a single legal framework for the development of maritime transport between the ports of Kazakhstan and Iran.

"Turnover between Kazakhstan and Iran on the sea routes is about two million tons," the ministry said.

Kazakhstan has similar cooperation agreements on merchant shipping with littoral states — Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Russia.

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