Iran, Uzbekistan to hold joint economic session

TEHRAN, July 28 (MNA) - Iran’s Minister of Commerce left Tehran on Monday for Tashkent to attend the 9th session of Iran-Uzbekistan Joint Economic Commission, IRINN reported.

During his stay in the Uzbek capital, Masoud Mirkazemi is scheduled to hold meetings with the country’s top officials, including the prime minister, deputy prime minister, minister of foreign affairs, and the economy minister.

 

In the two-day event, July 29-30, the sides are to discuss further expanding economic and trade cooperation in fields such as energy, transportation, communications, agriculture, tourism, science and culture.

 

The value of trade between the two countries in the past Iranian year (March 21, 2007 - March 19, 2008) was $237 million, with Iranian exports to Uzbekistan standing at $58 million.

 

Cotton, clay soil and metal profiles made up the main items of Iran’s imports from Uzbekistan, while petrochemical products, ceramics and Pistachios were the latter’s main imports from the Islamic Republic.

 

RVA/MG/MRK

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