Closer regional cooperation was called for on Tuesday by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri and his Qatari counterpart Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi.
The matter came following a meeting held in the Iranian capital Tehran within the framework of the political consultative committee between the two Gulf neighbors. The committee aims to bolster bilateral ties and regional coordination.
A government statement noted that Bagheri said regional countries can come together to foster security in their neighborhood through political cooperation and economic convergence.
The national interests of Iran and other regional countries are “not contradictory” and interaction with neighbors is Iran’s “strategic policy”, Ali Bagheri added.
The statement added that the visiting Qatari diplomat, for his part, asserted that bilateral cooperation and regional political consultations were key to achieving peace and stability in the region.
The importance of boosting interaction to remove problems and facilitate cooperation between the two countries was underlined by the Qatari diplomat.
The document of the first meeting of the political consultative committee was signed by the two diplomats following the meeting.
The Qatari official also held talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, during which the top Iranian diplomat underscored the need to implement bilateral agreements signed during President Ebrahim Raisi’s recent visit to Qatar.