Samarkand, 15 September 2022 (TDI): The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, signed a solid package of bilateral documents on September 14.

The document enshrined the main agreements and defined the long-term tasks for further enhancing the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries.

The relations between Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran have been developing recently.

The sincere attitude of the leaders of the two countries and special attention to the deepening of cooperation is the basis for this close cooperation.

The fourteenth meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Uzbekistan was held in Tehran on February 20-21, 2022.

Bilateral agreements

Some bilateral agreements and memorandums that were signed at the end of the meeting were:

  • An agreement on the mutual exemption of visa procedures for the representatives of business and scientific circles and tourist groups.
  • A cooperation program of tourism for 2022-2025.
  • A memorandum of mutual understanding in science, technology, and innovation.
  • An agreement between the Ministries of Agriculture of both countries.
Presidents of Iran and Uzbekistan holding documents

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran,  Ebrahim Raisi, will also take part in the events of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Samarkand Summit on September 15-16.

SCO Summit

The annual summit of the SCO heads of State Council in 2022 will be held in Samarkand on September 15-16. Uzbekistan took the organization’s chairmanship from Tajikistan on September 17, 2021.

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Iran-Uzbekistan Bilateral Relations

The Islamic Republic of Iran recognized the independence of Uzbekistan on 25 December 1991and the diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on May 10, 1992.

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Tehran opened in May 1995, and the Embassy of Iran in Tashkent was established in November 1992.