Iran, Uzbekistan Sign 17 MoUs

Iran, Uzbekistan Sign 17 MoUs

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The governments of Iran and Uzbekistan signed 17 memoranda of understanding and cooperation documents at the conclusion of a high-profile meeting in Samarkand.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who arrived in Samarkand on Wednesday to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, held talks with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

At the end of the high-profile meeting, ministers and senior officials from the two countries signed 17 documents and memoranda of understanding on cooperation in various fields.

The two presidents also signed a joint statement.

The documents and MoUs entail cooperation in the fields of agriculture, energy, customs affairs, sports, science, technology and innovation, cultural exchanges, health and treatment, international transport through Iran’s Chabahar port, environmental cooperation, industrial development, tourism, and facilitation of visa for the business people, according to the Iranian president’s website.

In the meeting with his Uzbek counterpart, Raisi proposed that the current level of $500 annual trade exchanges between Tehran and Tashkent can rise by three to four times in the first step.

He noted that Iran’s experiences in the agricultural sector as well as its technical and engineering capacities could be useful in mutual cooperation with Uzbekistan.

Iran sees no limits to the expansion of relations with Uzbekistan, Raisi underlined.

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