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Iran strengthens ties to Central Asia with Uzbekistan deals

The two states pledged to cooperate on energy, transportation and more, including the strategic Chabahar port.
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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Uzbekistan on Wednesday with the goal of improving relations with the Central Asian country. 

Iran and Uzbekistan signed 17 agreements to boost cooperation in agriculture, energy, customs, technology, the environment, tourism, business, visas and science, according to a release from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ministry also mentioned an agreement to work together on transportation via Iran’s Chabahar port in the Gulf of Oman.

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