From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
2006—2009: Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Iran.
Ambassador Utembayev met with Mohammad Hossein Dajmar, the Managing Director of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Shipping Lines (IRISL), on 10 December 2006. They discussed investing in projects in the Caspian Sea and increasing shipments of oil and wheat from Kazakhstan to Iran.
Ali-Mohammad Shaeri, the Governor General of Golestan Province in Iran, met with Utembayev on 18 January 2007. They agreed to create a joint company to promote bilateral trade between Golestan and Kazakhstan's border regions. The Kazakh government wants a permit to open a consulate in Gorgan, Golestan.