Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran, on Aug. 29, 2022. (IRANIAN PRESIDENTIAL WEBSITE/HANDOUT VIA XINHUA)
TEHRAN – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Thursday that foreign powers' interference in the West Asia region only adds to the existing problems, official news agency IRNA reported.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said foreign interference fails to resolve regional problems, noting the CICA as an important mechanism for greater convergence, cooperation and security in the continent
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Raisi made the remarks upon returning from the sixth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
He said foreign interference fails to resolve regional problems, noting the CICA as an important mechanism for greater convergence, cooperation and security in the continent.
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Turning to the expansion of bilateral relations with Kazakhstan, the Iranian president said the June trip by Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Iran as well as the two sides' participation in regional meetings have helped strengthen their cooperation.
Raisi noted that during his visit to Astana, the two sides set an annual trade target of $3 billion and discussed possible energy exchanges and oil swaps.