This roadmap is in line with the implementation of the agreements
reached between the Iranian and Uzbekistani Ministers of Oil and Energy.
During the visit of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan,
and his delegation to Tehran to execute the provisions of the September 14,
2022 (23rd of Shahrivar 1401) memorandum of understanding between the Iranian
and Uzbekistani Ministers of Oil and Energy, Azim Hujayev, the First Deputy
Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan, led an expert delegation in the field of oil
and gas to discuss the implementation of the aforementioned memorandum and the
resolution of existing obstacles during a meeting with Ahmad Asadzadeh, the
Deputy of International and Commercial Affairs at the Ministry of Petroleum.
During the meeting, a special emphasis was placed on expanding
mutually beneficial relations between the two countries and their cooperation
in all sectors of the oil, gas, refining, and petrochemical industries.
In bilateral discussions, various areas of cooperation between the two
countries in the upstream and downstream sectors of oil and gas, joint
scientific collaborations, and the organization of specialized training courses
were examined. Consequently, a joint committee for "Oil, Gas, and
Petrochemicals" was formed to follow up on the agreed-upon matters by the
oil and energy ministries of both countries.
According to Shana news agency, high-ranking officials from the
Islamic Republic of Iran and Uzbekistan, in the presence of Seyyed Ebrahim
Raisi, the President of Iran, and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who visited Tehran
yesterday (Monday, 28th of Khordad), signed a joint statement and ten
cooperation documents. These documents include a preferential trade agreement,
transportation and transit, pharmaceutical cooperation, standardization and
insurance programs, feasibility study for the establishment of joint free
zones, implementation plan for cooperation in technology and innovation, and an
execution plan for cooperation in the agricultural sector.