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Publish Date: 13:32 - 16 October 2017
TEHRAN, October 16 - Uzbek Deputy Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov would visit Iran on Monday.

Ukbek deputy FM due in IranTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - He is going to meet with senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif during his three-day visit to discuss issues of mutual interests as well as key regional and international developments.

He is accompanied by an economic-political Uzbek delegation.

Kamilov is going to take part in Iran-Uzbekistan joint economic conference and hold talks with Iranian economic activists as well.

In 2014, Rouhani and former Uzbek President Islam Karimov in a meeting in Dushanbe underlined the need for the further expansion of Tehran-Tashkent relations in different areas, specially in economic fields.

During the meeting in Tajikistan's capital, the Iranian and Uzbek presidents explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation.

"Tehran and Tashkent should tap into their numerous economic potentials in an effort to broaden bilateral ties," President Rouhani said. Rouhani noted that Uzbekistan, as a friendly country, enjoys a significant position in Iran’s foreign policy, and said, "The ground should be prepared for the expansion of mutual cooperation in line with the interests of both countries."

The Iranian president referred to Iran’s geopolitical position in the region and described the country as a safe route for transit of goods to the regional states, including Uzbekistan.

Karimov, for his part, expressed his country’s preparedness to strengthen economic relations with Iran and welcomed an invitation by President Rouhani for an official visit to Tehran.

The Uzbek president also proposed the formation of a joint committee to pursue the implementation of previous agreements reached between Tehran and Tashkent.

Iran and Uzbekistan enjoy cordial relations, specially in the economic field.

In October 2008, Iran and Uzbekistan signed a nine-article cooperation pact on railway cooperation after holding a two-day meeting in Tehran. The agreement was finalized between the managing directors of the national railway companies of Iran and Uzbekistan.



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