He made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.
President Rouhani hoped “with the new developments happening in the arena of international relations, hostile policies of certain regional states will be adjusted and we will further witness strengthening of the opportunity for dialogue and reaching an interregional understanding.”
While emphasizing the developing and deepening bilateral ties between Tehran and Doha in all areas of mutual concerns, especially trade and economic ties, Rouhani added, “Accelerating the implementation of agreements inked between the two countries will be in favor of both nations and region as well.”
He further pointed to the agreements reached between senior officials of the two countries in the course of the Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission meeting in the historic city of Isfahan and added, “It is hoped that we will witness implementation of all the agreed plans and flourishing relations between the two countries of Iran and Qatar.”
Regional countries should cooperate and collaborate with each other through wisdom, rationality and honest dialogue, Rouhani said.
He added, “Unfortunately, allowing the Zionist regime to enter the region will cause regional insecurity and instability and it is really surprising to us that some neighboring countries consider their security in the shadow of their relationship with the criminal Zionist regime which is the enemy of the whole region and its Islamic countries.”
Noting that regional countries can settle their problems themselves amicably and peacefully, Rouhani added, “There is no doubt that the two countries of Iran and Qatar will witness better conditions in regional ties with the help of each other.”
Emir of Qatar, for his part, called bilateral relations with Iran as ‘strategic and developing’ and emphasized that implementation of agreements reached between the two countries will be in line with interests of the two nations.
Qatar will make its utmost effort to implement these agreements inked between the two countries, he stressed.
“We believe that cooperation between Iran and the Persian Gulf regional states should be developed more than ever in all fields including security of regional waters, and Iran should be included in any dialogue to ensure regional security.”
The Emir of Qatar further invited President Rouhani for an official visit to the Persian Gulf Arab country.