2017-06-09 11:02:00

Nazarbayev hopes Islamic world can reach understanding soon

Astana, June 9, Interfax - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has thanked Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for taking part in the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the opening ceremony of the EXPO 2017 international exposition, the presidential press service said on Friday.

"I am seriously worried about disagreements in the Islamic world and hope that an understanding will be reached and trust will be built soon," Nazarbayev said.

Nazarbayev hailed the re-election of incumbent Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Zarif, for his part, thanked Nazarbayev for the cordial welcome and attention.

"Relations between our countries have a high level and are sustainably developing, especially after the visits you have exchanged with the Iranian president," he said.