President Rouhani: Iran Ready to Supply Uzbekistan's Energy Needs
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined his country's preparedness to provide Uzbekistan with all its needs to energy supplies.
"The age-old and close relations between the two nations have created an extensive opportunity to strengthen and consolidate the two governments' ties in all fields and undoubtedly, development of these ties would benefit the two nations and the region," President Rouhani said in a meeting with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov in Tehran on Wednesday.
Noting that Iranian technical and engineering companies are ready to show more active presence in Uzbekistan, he said, "Iran is fully prepared to supply Uzbekistan's energy needs."
Kamilov, for his part, underscored that Tashkent wants broadening and deepening of ties with Tehran in all fields.
In relevant remarks in September, President Rouhani in a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev underlined his country's preparedness to cooperate with the Central Asian states in the fight against the terrorist groups.
"Today extremism and terrorism threaten the entire region and we are ready for cooperation with the Central Asian states to fight against terrorism," President Rouhani said during the meeting on the sidelines of the Islamic countries' summit in Astana.
Elsewhere, he stressed the necessity to speed up widening of banking ties between the two countries, adding that it can enhance the level of bilateral trade relations.
Mirziyoyev, for his part, called for the development of mutual cooperation in academic and energy fields as well as campaign against terrorism and extremism.
He also said that Tashkent supports Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.