Issues of further developing multifaceted relations between Uzbekistan and Iran, as well as the current regional agenda were considered.
The President of Uzbekistan noted with satisfaction the active contacts and fruitful exchanges that contribute to maintaining high dynamics and enhancing mutually beneficial cooperation between Uzbekistan and Iran in priority areas.
There is an increase in cooperation indicators in the trade and economic sphere. Since the beginning of the year, trade has grown by 40 percent, the number of joint ventures and projects has exceeded 360. In February, a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission and a Business Forum was successfully held with the participation of representatives of business circles and leading companies of the two countries. Several important bilateral events are planned for the coming months.
The Speaker of the Parliament of Iran conveyed the sincere greetings and best wishes of the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi to the Leader of Uzbekistan, emphasizing the commitment of the Iranian side to deepening comprehensive relations between the two friendly states and filling them with concrete content.
During the talks, the main attention was paid to the issues of creating favorable conditions for increasing the volume of mutual trade, promoting joint projects in transport and logistics, implementing scientific and technical exchange programs, and intensifying contacts at the level of regions and business.
An agreement was reached to continue a productive inter-parliamentary dialogue for the practical implementation of the agreements and the promotion of promising projects of mutually beneficial cooperation. Views were also exchanged on the situation in Afghanistan. The importance of expanding assistance to achieve long-term peace and socio-economic reconstruction of this country was emphasized.
Issues of interaction within the framework of international organizations were considered, including the agenda of the upcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the city of Samarkand in September this year.