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Iran and Uzbekistan Sign Economic Cooperation Agreements

Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Iran, the first by an Uzbek president in over 20 years. They signed 11 agreements to enhance cooperation in trade, transport, technology, and more. Both nations also discussed setting standards and exploring trade deals, given their shared border with Afghanistan.

Iran and Uzbekistan Sign Economic Cooperation Agreements

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) and President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev pose for a picture after singing cooperation agreements at Tehran's Saadabad palac.

Tehran (dpa) – In a sign of Iran's efforts to strengthen economic ties with Uzbekistan, Tehran was host to the first formal visit from an Uzbek president in more than two decades on Sunday, according to local media.

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi for a private meeting in Tehran's Saadabad palace on Sunday, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported.

Officials from the two countries later signed 11 cooperation agreements in the presence of the two leaders, as part of efforts to boost collaboration in various fields, including trade, transport, pharmaceuticals, technology and agriculture.

The two nations, which both border Afghanistan, also inked agreements to cooperate in the fields of standards and assess the possibility of creating trade deals.