Iran calls for boosting ties with Uzbekistan

Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister, in a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart, stressed the importance of strengthening and advancing Iran-Uzbekistan cooperation in various fields and increasing the volume of mutual trades.

Iran PressIran News: In the meeting of Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Abdulaziz Kamilov, the two sides discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, economic cooperation between Iran and Uzbekistan in transit, and energy, and also Iran's interactions with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Pointing to the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan, the Uzbek Foreign Minister stressed the need for Tashkent-Tehran's exchange of views on the issue.

He expressed his country's readiness to develop cooperation in various areas, including energy, and called for the expedited holding of the joint commission on economic cooperation between the two states.

Referring to Tashkent's willingness to use the transit capacities of Iran's Chabahar port, Kamilov called for a trilateral meeting among Iran, India, and Uzbekistan to strengthen transit cooperation among the three states.

Strengthening the cooperation of Iran with the SCO and holding the SCO summit in Uzbekistan next year, as the periodic head of the organization, were among the other topics discussed by the two sides.

Congratulating Uzbekistan's periodic presidency of the SCO and re-election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev as President of the country, Amir-Abdollahian expressed his hope that the executive process of Iran's full membership in the SCO will be completed during the Uzbek presidency of the organization.

Emphasizing the importance of strengthening and advancing cooperation between Iran and Uzbekistan in different fields and increasing the trade volume between the two states, Amir-Abdollahian highlighted Iran's readiness to expand cooperation with Uzbekistan in the area of technical and engineering services, energy exchanges, agriculture, fisheries, and tourism.


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