The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi held a meeting in a narrow format at the Jumhuri Palace of Saadabad complex in Tehran.
The Head of our state thanked the Iranian leader for the invitation to visit Iran and the warm hospitality extended to the Uzbek delegation.
The prospects of development of bilateral practical cooperation and pressing issues of the regional agenda were discussed. It was noted that the two sides attach importance to further enhancing trade, economic and investment cooperation.
The Presidents discussed the possibilities of expanding mutual trade and coordinating cooperation in transport and logistics.
Special attention was paid to the use of the shortest transport and logistics corridors linking Central Asia with Iran.
Measures to implement joint investment projects in energy, chemical industry, pharmaceuticals and medical technologies, food industry, textiles, industrial building materials, mechanical engineering, instrument-making and electrical engineering were discussed.
In agriculture, areas of interaction were identified in the construction of greenhouses, production of agricultural equipment, introduction of water-saving technologies, exchange of experience in horticulture and fish farming, breeding of drought-resistant crops.
The parties expressed their commitment to cultural and scientific-innovative exchanges. It was noted that the governments of both countries will contribute to strengthening business and scientific contacts.
The sides underlined the importance of pooling efforts to combat global challenges and threats such as international terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber-terrorism and human trafficking.
The Leaders agreed to continue the dialogue on consolidating peace and stability in Afghanistan and facilitating the socio-economic reconstruction of the neighboring country.
The importance of multilateral interaction within various international and regional organizations was also noted.