TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Uzbek counterpart Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov conferred on ways to increase cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
News ID: 66500
Publish Date: 17October 2017 - 18:00
During the meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, the two
high-ranking officials stressed the need for boosting cooperation in the oil,
gas, tourism, consular, technical, engineering and agricultural fields as well
as car-manufacturing industry, war on terrorism and extremism, holding economic
commission meetings, establishment of direct flights and transit issues.
The regional developments, specially in Afghanistan, Iraq
and Syria, were among other topics of talks between the Iranian and Uzbek top
After the meeting, Zarif and Kamilov signed a document to
bolster cooperation between the two countries' foreign ministries.
In relevant remarks in September, Iranian President Hassan
Rouhani in a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev underlined
his country's preparedness to cooperate with the Central Asian states in the
fight against the terrorist groups.
"Today extremism and terrorism threaten the entire
region and we are ready for cooperation with the Central Asian states to fight
against terrorism," President Rouhani said during the meeting on the
sidelines of the Islamic countries' summit in Astana.
Elsewhere, he stressed the necessity to speed up widening of
banking ties between the two countries, adding that it can enhance the level of
bilateral trade relations.
Mirziyoyev, for his part, called for the development of
mutual cooperation in academic and energy fields as well as campaign against
terrorism and extremism.
He also said that Tashkent supports Iran's membership in the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization.