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President of Uzbekistan and Vice-President of Iran Consider the Prospects for Implementing the Joint Innovative Programs

On July 19, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev received the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Sorena Sattari, who arrived in Uzbekistan on a working visit.

The issues of further enhancing the multifaceted relations between Uzbekistan and Iran were considered. Special attention was paid to the promotion of joint programs and projects in science, innovation and technology.

Sorena Sattari conveyed to the President of Uzbekistan the sincere greetings and the best wishes of the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi.

The sides have noted with satisfaction the intensification of bilateral contacts and mutual exchanges observed in recent years. The trade indicators and the number of cooperation projects are also growing. Last year, the trade turnover increased by 73%, and since the beginning of this year – by another 22%.

The opportunities for enhancing practical cooperation in the joint scientific and applied research, attracting the private sector to finance exploration work and venture initiatives, supporting the university programs, and implementing the joint projects in bio- and nanotechnology, IT sector, pharmaceutical and other industries were noted.

An agreement was reached on the adoption of a «roadmap» for the implementation of joint decisions and signed agreements, including as a part of the upcoming Uzbekistan – Iran Innovation Forum and business events.


Source: president.uz