A meeting was held between Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the press service of Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a message on Sunday 11 Febreuary 2018.
ECO-IEST: A meeting was held between Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the press service of Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a message on Sunday 11 Febreuary 2018.
The Uzbek foreign minister thanked the Iranian president for the meeting and the opportunity to discuss topical issues of the Uzbek-Iranian dialogue and conveyed the best wishes of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian people.
During the meeting, the sides discussed prospects for the development of bilateral relations in the context of the implementation of agreements reached at the meeting of the two countries’ presidents in Astana on Sept. 10, 2017.
Meanwhile, an exchange of views was held on a number of regional problems, including the situation in Afghanistan. The two sides noted the importance of joint international efforts to start the process of political settlement of the Afghan crisis.
The Iranian president supported the initiative of Uzbekistan to hold an international conference on Afghanistan, "Peace process, cooperation in the field of security and regional cooperation on Afghanistan”.
Other political and economic issues of mutual interest were also discussed at the meeting.
And also Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, had a meeting and during the meeting, the two sides discussed the current state and prospects of bilateral relations in the political, trade and economic, transport and communication, investment, cultural, humanitarian and other areas.
The two ministers reaffirmed their mutual interest in strengthening and expanding the Uzbek-Iranian relations in all spheres of mutual interest.
During the exchange of views on regional issues, special attention was paid to the development of the Afghan situation, including the agenda of the forthcoming international conference on Afghanistan, titled "Peace process, cooperation in the field of security and regional cooperation on Afghanistan”, to be held in Tashkent.
Issues of cooperation within the UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and other international organizations were also discussed at the meeting.