Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani and his Uzbek counterpart Viktor Makhmudov signed a joint security cooperation document in Tashkent on Wednesday.
The document pays the way for joint cooperation between Tehran and Tashkent in the fight against terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, and other transnational organized crime.
In the framework of the document, Iran and Uzbekistan will start a wide range of intelligence and security cooperation and sessions of joint security commission will be held annually in Tehran and Tashkent to assess the results of cooperation.
Regarding the importance of signing this document, Shamkhani wrote on his official Twitter account, “Activating regional capacities to create lasting stability is considered a prerequisite to the development and promotion of regional cooperation in the 13th administration. Establishment of a joint security commission between Iran and Uzbekistan is a crucial step in this direction”.
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