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Published: 0211 GMT February 20, 2022

Iran minister says Doha trip will focus on transport ties

Iran minister says Doha trip will focus on transport ties

Iran’s minister of roads and urban development said his visit to Qatar will focus on negotiations to launch regular shipping lines between port cities of the two countries and an agreement to allow Qatar Airways better access to Iran’s airspace.

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

“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.



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