TEHRAN (Iran News) – Tehran, Tashkent Can Improve Economic Ties. Uzbekistan Ambassador to Tehran Bakhodir Abdullaev believes Iran and Uzbekistan can improve their economic cooperation due to their appropriate potentials as they can complete each other.
In meeting with Head of Iran-Uzbekistan parliamentary friendship group Gholam Reza Noori, the Uzbek diplomat referred to historical and cultural commonalities between two countries, saying senior Uzbek officials have always emphasized developing political, economic and parliamentary ties with Iran.
Cooperation on regional agreements and establishing a transport corridor for the transit of goods can improve the level of economic relations between Central Asian countries and other Asian states, he noted. He said both countries can complete each other in the economic scenes.
Meanwhile Noori, for his part, said continuation of consultations in international and regional organizations can improve economic relations between the regional countries.
He described U.S.’ cruel sanctions against Iran and COVID19 as factors in reducing the level of economic relations and called on the public and private economic actors in both countries to be more active.
Both countries have always enjoyed a positive parliamentary relationship, which can help develop ties in the political, economic and cultural fields, he added.
He expressed regret for the recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan which resulted in killing an injuring Afghan student, saying security cooperation between the regional countries, especially Iran and Uzbekistan, can help resolve tensions in the region, establish stability and security in Afghanistan, and fight extremist groups.
Last month and during his visit to Uzbekistan, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Islamic Republic of Iran can ease transit route for Uzbekistan to the global markets.
Speaking to reporters after his meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov, Zarif pointed to the common history between Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan and stated that historical commonalities between Iran and Uzbekistan will expand and enhance preliminaries of friendship between the two countries to a great extent.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of mutual concerns in the fields of economic, political, and cultural relations, strengthening expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Uzbekistan and also regional cooperation regarding peace in Afghanistan.