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Iran: Our Ties with Qatar Moving on the Right Course

Iran: Our Ties with Qatar Moving on the Right Course

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 - 05:00
Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

Iran’s Minister of Industries and Mines ‎Mohammad Shariatmadari stressed on Monday that his country’s ties with Qatar are “moving on the right course.”

Economic ties between them are progressing on the right path, he said upon his arrival in Doha, reported the Fars news agency.

Efforts should be exerted to continue along this course, he added.

The minister hoped that the joint Iranian-Qatari economic committee would be able to implement the agreements signed between the two countries.

The committee had on Sunday kicked off the its sixth meeting after a 13-year pause.

A delegation of some 70 Iranian experts and businessmen from private and government sectors had arrived in Doha early on Monday to attend the proceedings of the committee meetings.

Iranian and Qatari experts held later on Monday a series of meetings related to customs, oil, mines, petrochemicals and banking affairs. They are set to sign a number of agreements.

Iranian-Qatari ties witnessed a marked improvement in 2017 in wake of the diplomatic and economic boycott imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt over Doha’s support for terrorism.

Trade exchange between Doha and Tehran reached 250 million dollars in 2017.

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