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21 January, Friday

Iran, Qatar FMs discuss ties, Afghanistan in Tehran meeting

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The Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a meeting with visiting Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Tehran Thur. during which they discussed relations and the region, Eurasia Diary reports citing Mehr News. 

During the meeting, the Qatari foreign minister conveyed the greeting and congratulations of high-ranking Qatari officials to the Iranian side and wished success to the new president and the new government of Iran, a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

In addition to discussing regional issues and expressing Iran's view on the need to strengthen the dialogue factor in the region, the two foreign ministers discussed important bilateral issues.

Improving trade relations between the two countries, speeding up the issuance of trade visas and facilitating the movement of traders and the private sector, holding a joint commission for cooperation between the two countries in the near future and cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Qatar in the 2022 FIFA World Cup were among issues discussed in the meeting, according to the statement.

Regarding the developments in Afghanistan, the Iranian foreign minister Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the United States is the cause behind the suffering of the Afghan people, adding that an inclusive government with the participation of all Afghan groups is the only solution to the current situation.

Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani arrived in Tehran on Thursday morning at the head of a Qatari delegation. 

It is noteworthy that Al-Thani's visit comes after his country hosted the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin over the past few days.

 

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