It remains to be seen whether Mirziyoyev’s promise of change will remain just an empty promise or he will move to open ex-Soviet Central Asia’s most-populous country more to the outside world.
But many remain sceptical because of regime's history of never following up on announcements.
Huge new investment into Iran’s rail network is seen as helping to make accidents such as the one on November 25 a thing of the past.
The cabinet will have to devise new ways to tackle old economic challenges, such as high unemployment, a growing public debt, a stubbornly high trade deficit and continued pressures on the currency.
Worries over US sanctions mean that it is likely that Chinese card companies will seize a dominant position in the Iranian market.
Gulnara Karimova has not been seen in public since 2014, after being disgraced over a corruption scandal.
Gagik Tsarukyan could be hit with police investigations if he breaks political truce and attempts a comeback.
Chinese carmakers offer more modern models than the Iranian manufacturers and cheaper prices than European ones.
Baku has continued its crackdown on human rights while it addresses some concerns of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Trump's election brings uncertainty but some hope it could even accelerate the lifting of sanctions.
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