(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 20. Uzbekistan and Iran
plan to create an Uzbek-Iranian joint Chamber of Commerce, trend reports via the
press service of Uzbekistan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The matter was discussed between the Uzbek Chairman of the
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Davron Vakhabov and Chairman of
the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mining and Agriculture of Iran
During the meeting, the sides also discussed prospects for
developing bilateral trade, economic and logistics cooperation.
Shafei expressed Iran's interest in expanding its presence in
the Central Asian market, creating a joint production chain with
Uzbekistan, as well as establishing cooperation with the Tashkent
International Arbitration Center.
Following the talks, the parties agreed to organize the visit of
Iranian businessmen in the field of pharmaceuticals, building
materials, agriculture, household chemicals, polyester, and
fiberglass to Uzbekistan, as well as to hold joint Business forum
and B2B meetings between businessmen of the two countries.
On March 11-12 Uzbek delegation, headed by Foreign Minister
Bakhtiyor Saidov and Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov, paid a
visit to Iran to discuss issues of further development of the
Uzbek-Iranian strategic partnership.
According to Uzbekistan's State Statistics Committee, in January
2023, trade turnover between Uzbekistan and Iran amounted to $36.6
million, decreasing by 13.4 percent, compared to the same period in
2022 ($42.3 million).
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