In a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Uzbek counterpart talked about the latest developments in Afghanistan, economic cooperation between Tehran and Tashkent in transit and energy sectors, and also Iran’s interactions with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Kamilov highlighted the significance of establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan and underlined the need for talks between Iran and Uzbekistan over the matter.

He also noted that Uzbekistan is ready to expand cooperation with Iran in various fields such as energy, calling for speeding up a meeting of the Iran-Uzbekistan joint economic cooperation commission.

The Uzbek foreign minister said Tashkent is willing to use the transit capacities of Iran’s Chabahar port, and proposed a trilateral meeting among Iran, Uzbekistan and India to strengthen transit cooperation.

Strengthening Iran’s interactions with the SCO and holding its 2022 summit meeting in Uzbekistan, as the rotating president of the organization, were among other topics discussed by the two top diplomats.

For his part, Amirabdollahian congratulated Uzbekistan on its election as president of the SCO.

He also congratulated Shavkat Mirziyoyev on his re-election as the president of Uzbekistan, expressing hope that the process of Iran’s full membership in the SCO during Uzbekistan’s presidency would be completed.

Amirabdollahian stressed the importance of strengthening and advancing cooperation between the two countries in various fields and increasing the volume of bilateral trade.

He finally noted that Iran is ready to expand cooperation with Uzbekistan in technical and engineering services, new technologies, energy exchanges, agriculture, fisheries and tourism.

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