The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Bakhromjon Aloyev, recently met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, Fuad Hussein, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan reported. The meeting aimed at fostering stronger ties between the two nations and exploring avenues for increased collaboration in various sectors.
The Iraqi delegation expressed a keen interest in reinforcing the multifaceted partnership with Uzbekistan and broadening the scope of cooperation in priority areas of interaction. Both parties acknowledged the pivotal role of intensifying political dialogue, deepening trade and economic cooperation, and fortifying cultural and humanitarian exchange in further solidifying their bilateral relations.
One of the focal points of discussion was Iraq's interest in facilitating the entry of Uzbek products into the Iraqi market. The Iraqi side also expressed a desire to expand the range of imports from Uzbekistan, signaling potential economic benefits for both nations. Such collaborations could contribute to economic growth and diversification while fostering a stronger bond between the two countries.
The meeting provided an opportunity to outline the schedule of upcoming joint events, underscoring the commitment of both nations to engage in collaborative initiatives. The shared goal is to establish a framework that promotes sustained cooperation and mutually beneficial partnerships.
While Uzbekistan and Iraq have maintained diplomatic ties, the extent and nature of their relationship have evolved over time. Both countries are members of international organizations, such as the United Nations, engaging in diplomatic activities on regional and global issues.
Bilateral agreements between Uzbekistan and Iraq have been signed to promote cooperation in various fields, including agriculture, transport, oil and gas production, construction, pharmaceuticals, and banking. The nations have collaborated on overland links and joint ventures, fostering a foundation for economic and strategic partnerships.