Statements of His Highness the Amir after the Talk Sessions with Iranian President

His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani welcomed HE President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi in Doha and his participation in the sixth summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, which will be held on Tuesday.

HH The Amir stressed in joint statements held with HE the Iranian President after the talks at the Amiri Diwan this afternoon, that the signing of an agreement and a number of memorandums of understanding by the two countries today is important, looking forward to following them up to ensure obtaining the maximum benefit from them. HH The Amir noted the important role of the joint economic committee between the two countries, which held its last meeting in Isfahan in November 2020, expressing his aspiration for its meeting this year in Doha.

HH The Amir stressed that he discussed with HE the Iranian President during the talks session the enhancement of areas of cooperation between the two countries, especially economic, investment, energy, tourism and other fields that would develop cooperation for the good and interest of the two countries and peoples, adding that several regional and international issues of common interest were discussed, especially the security and stability of the region, where His Highness reiterated in this regard that dialogue is the best way to resolve all differences and face the various challenges that pass through. It has the area.

HH The Amir explained that he was briefed by HE the President on the status of the Vienna negotiations on the nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the West and because of their importance and impact on the security and stability of the region, noting that the State of Qatar is following with interest the progress of the negotiations and hopes that a solution and agreement will be reached in the near future that satisfies all parties and guarantees the right of countries to the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in accordance with international agreements and resolutions. The State of Qatar to provide any possible assistance in order to reach an agreement that ends the dispute and guarantees the security and stability of the region.

His Highness pointed out that his talks with the Iranian President dealt with the Palestinian issue as the central issue in the region, where they stressed the need to stop Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people and find a solution to the issue in accordance with international outcomes and the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and live in freedom, dignity and stability.

HH The Amir explained that several issues related to the region were discussed, especially Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, noting that the two sides expressed their hope to find a peaceful solution to these issues as soon as possible.

On the occasion of Qatar’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, HH The Amir expressed his congratulations on the Iranian team’s qualification for the tournament, and invited HE the President to attend the tournament, welcoming the Iranian fans who will come to support the Iranian team and also to enjoy the World Cup.

For his part, HE President Ebrahim Raisi expressed in his remarks his happiness with his talks with His Highness the Amir and his presence in Qatar to participate in the sixth summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum. His Excellency expressed his thanks to HH The Amir for the warm reception and hospitality, noting that the energies and capabilities of the two countries can be used to strengthen relations in various fields, especially in the field of economy, trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, food security and culture. He also expressed his country’s readiness to cooperate with the State of Qatar in everything that would ensure the holding of the best World Cup.

His Excellency the Iranian President pointed out the common advantages of the two countries in terms of scientific, geographical and environmental, pointing to human energy and the possibility of cooperation at the level of economic relations, and in this context, His Excellency stressed that his country is looking for qualitative development and opening new horizons with the State of Qatar in particular, and with neighboring countries in the Gulf and the region in general, looking forward to more cooperation between the countries of the region.