Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a telephone conversation with Iran’s newly elected president Masoud Pezeshkian on July 17.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev once again “sincerely congratulated Masud Pezeshkian on his victory in the recent presidential elections and wished him much success in his responsible state function,” the president’s press service said.

During the conversation, the heads of state discussed the issues of further development of Uzbek-Iranian relations and expansion of practical cooperation in the field of trade, investment and transport.

The parties paid special attention to the implementation of agreements previously reached by the leaders of the two countries, and emphasized the importance of promoting cooperation projects in energy, chemical industry, agriculture, food production and other areas.

In addition, the current issues of the regional agenda were reviewed, according to the statement.

Masoud Pezeshkian was elected president following the death of Iran’s previous president, Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter crash in May.

Shavkat Mirziyoyev earlier in his congratulatory message on the election noted Uzbekistan’s interest in further “consistent and effective expansion of cooperation” in various fields with Iran, which “has great potential and opportunities and has been developing dynamically in recent years.”