News ID: 322116
Published: 0250 GMT June 07, 2022

Iran, Qatar sign cooperation MoUs

Iran, Qatar sign cooperation MoUs

Iran, and Qatar signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) at the end of the Iran-Qatar Eighth Joint Economic Commission meeting in Doha to outline avenues for future cooperation.

The MoUs were signed by Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian and Qatari Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani who co-chaired the meeting, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

The memorandums determine the framework of cooperation in various fields including transit, transportation, industry and trade, energy, customs and free zones, tourism, culture, agriculture and sports.

Mehrabian emphasized the Iranian government's approach to developing international relations and said: "Considering our good relations in the past, this meeting should be a new chapter in the development of cooperation between the two countries.

“We hope to see a significant increase in interactions with the agreements reached in this meeting.

"One of the most important goals of the meeting is to support the Iranian and Qatari private sectors, and we are happy to see that a large conference with the participation of Iranian businessmen is being held in Doha."

According to the official, eight MoUs on food, medical industry, and new technology-based firms (NTBFs) were signed between businessmen of the two countries on the sidelines of the meeting.

The Iranian energy minister noted that Iran and Qatar have set financial goals for 2023 and hope to see doubled economic relations and trade between the two countries.

Referring to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Mehrabian said that the event is definitely one of the golden opportunities for businesspeople, which can enhance economic and trade relations between the two countries in various ways.



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