Trade between Iran, Uzbekistan rises 40percent in 2019
TEHRAN- The volume of trade between Iran and Uzbekistan increased 40 percent in 2019, Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohammad Nahavandian announced on Sunday.
The official made the remarks in a meeting via video conference with Uzbekistan’s Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardar Omar Zagov, Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) published on its website.
Referring to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on reducing the volume of economic exchanges between the two countries in recent months, Nahavandian said that there are various ways to overcome the existing obstacles.
He pointed to Iranian experts' capabilities and experiences in the technical and engineering fields, saying that Tehran is ready to share its experiences with Tashkent in all fields.
Zaqov, for his part, underscored that Iran is a major trade partner of his country, saying, "We are determined to promote cooperation between the two countries in various fields, particularly in the fields of economy and trade."
"We believe that geographical proximity and spiritual commonalities are a good opportunity that can be used to increase the level of economic relations between the two countries," he underlined.
During a meeting of the Iran-Uzbekistan Joint Road Transportation Committee held via video conference, the Iranian and Uzbek officials emphasized the significance of boosting bilateral ties in the transportation sector, IRNA reported on Saturday.