On March 8, 2021, Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Furkat Sidikov met in Tehran with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
During the conversation, the parties discussed the prospects for the development of bilateral relations, noting the presence of significant potential in the trade-economic, investment, tourism and other areas.
The sides stressed the intensification of bilateral political dialogue, as well as a significant increase in cooperation in economic diplomacy.
The Iranian Foreign Minister highly appreciated the large-scale reforms being carried out in Uzbekistan in the field of state and social construction, improving the business environment and investment climate, strengthening friendship and good neighborliness in the region.
The efforts of Uzbekistan to support the peace process in Afghanistan were especially noted.
The Iranian side has been invited to the international high-level conference “Central Asia and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities”, which will be held this year in Tashkent.
During the conversation, the sides also considered other issues of regional and international nature.