The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi have continued negotiations in an extended format with the participation of official delegations of the two countries.
It was stressed that the ancient cultural and historical ties between our two peoples serve as a basis for the development of Uzbek-Iranian relations.
In this regard, it is expected that the visit of the Uzbek Leader to Iran will raise the interaction between the two nations to a new level of comprehensive cooperation.
The Presidents highly appreciated the outcomes of the meeting in a narrow format and the business forum held the day before with the participation of more than 200 businessmen from Uzbekistan and Iran.
Constructive dialogue between the foreign ministries and close interaction between the parliaments of the two countries were noted.
In the trade and economic field, a steady increase in mutual trade turnover was observed. The parties expressed confidence that wider use of transport and transit communications would facilitate intensification of business contacts and increase in cargo traffic.
The importance of exchanging experience in areas such as innovation, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, cybernetics and technology transfer was stressed.
Support was expressed for the development of inter-regional cooperation, in particular the establishment of direct contacts between the Bukhara region and the province of Hamadan, as well as the cities of Samarkand and Isfahan.
The sides expressed confidence that an increase in regular flights between the capitals of the two countries would encourage the growth of business contacts and mutual tourist flows.
In order to further deepen cultural and humanitarian cooperation, the Leaders decided to set up a joint academic group to study in depth ancient manuscripts held in the archives of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.
Following the talks, the Heads of State instructed the preparation of a number of joint roadmaps and the establishment of mechanisms for the effective implementation of the agreements reached.