TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held talks on a range of issues, including latest efforts to deepen bilateral relations between the two countries in various areas.

In the meeting held in Uzbekistan on Friday, Zarif and Mirziyoyev exchanged views about ways to promote relations between Tehran and Tashkent in all fields, economy and science in particular.

The two sides also discussed ways to boost cooperation in the energy and transit sectors and welcomed the establishment of a trilateral partnership between Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in rail transport.

The latest efforts to fight against terrorism in the Middle East region were among other key issues discussed in the meeting.

Zarif has paid a visit to Uzbekistan as part of his tour of Central Asia, which had taken him to Tajikistan earlier.

The visits came at the official invitation of the authorities of the two Central Asian countries.

During his trip to Tajikistan, Zarif held talks with Tajikistan’s high-ranking officials, including President Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov about a range of issues, including the ways to boost Tehran-Dushanbe ties in various areas.