0117 GMT July 05, 2022
Rostam Qassemi, who was speaking before departure for Qatar ahead of a visit by the Iranian president to Doha this week, added that the negotiations with the Qatari side were long planned, according to ifpnews.com.
“During the visit to Qatar, we will discuss ways to develop trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. I hope this visit will set the stage for meetings and negotiations between businesspeople of the two countries in the near future, with the aim of expansion of economic cooperation,” he said.
Qassemi said President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi will visit Doha on Monday. He expressed hope that his visit will lead to “good agreements” with Qatar on cooperation in transportation.
The minister added that Iran lies at the strategic crossroads between the East-West and North-South corridors.
“Expansion of relations with neighboring countries is among the main political and economic priorities of the government,” Qassemi said, stressing that the push for closer ties with Qatar is part of the same policy.