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Iran, Uzbekistan Agree on Developing Transport Ties

Iran, Uzbekistan Agree on Developing Transport Ties
Iran, Uzbekistan Agree on Developing Transport Ties

A  delegation from Uzbekistan visited the Iranian Ministry of Roads and Urban Development on Sunday and agreed on the implementation of a comprehensive program to expand bilateral transit and transport cooperation.
Uzbekistan’s Negotiating Team and Acting Foreign Minister Bakhtiar Saidov and Uzbekistan's Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov held a meeting with Iran’s Roads and Urban Development Minister Mehrdad Bazrpash in Tehran on Sunday, AKIpress wrote citing an IRNA report.
In this meeting, Bazrpash pointed to the transit sector as one of the important and strategic fields of cooperation between the two countries and said Iran and Uzbekistan enjoy high potential in boosting multimodal transport and transit ties.
Turning to the possibility of a boom in marine economy at southern Iranian ports, Bazrpash stated that Uzbekistan’s request for joining the Chabahar Agreement has been accepted.
Uzbekistan’s acting foreign minister expressed his satisfaction over the agreement reached with Iran last year and emphasized that transport and logistics are the main pivots of economic ties between the two countries.
Saidov noted that the volume of cargo transportation between Iran and Uzbekistan has increased considerably.
During the meeting, the two sides agreed to facilitate rail and road transport activities by reducing tariffs and easing transit facilities for the truck drivers of the two countries.

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