Iran–Uzbekistan relations

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Iran-Uzbekistan relations
Map indicating locations of Iran and Uzbekistan

Iran

Uzbekistan

Iran–Uzbekistan relations refers to the diplomatic relations between the two countries, Uzbekistan and Iran, which have deep cultural and historical ties between them. Both countries are members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).[1]

Importance[edit]

Iran is an Islamic theocracy, while Uzbekistan is a secular dictatorship.[2] The two nations have been apprehensive on their difference of politics, but still have been active in improving their relations.[3]

Trade[edit]

Iran and Uzbekistan have agreements between themselves to cooperate in various fields including, agriculture, transport, oil and gas production, construction, pharmaceuticals and banking.[4] The two nations have also worked on overland links and other joint ventures.

Uzbekistan exports many commodities to Iran including cotton, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, fertilizers and chemical fibers. Iran exports construction materials, detergents, foods, tea and fruits to Uzbekistan. The Iranian-Uzbekistan trade turnover exceeded $600 million in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Secretariat of Economic Cooperation Organization". www.ecosecretariat.org. Retrieved 2017-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan". ksu.uz. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2014-12-24. 
  3. ^ "Uzbekistan - The Middle East and Pakistan". Countrystudies.us. Archived from the original on 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Central Asia At Close Range". Archived from the original on 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2017-01-23.