Cooperation to pave the way for regional progress: Raisi to Qatar Emir
Qatar Sheikh Tamim categorically condemned the recent Israeli crimes perpetrated against Palestinians.
In a phone call with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar wishing him well on Eid al-Fitr, President Ibrahim Raisi emphasized that cooperation and dialogue are a segway into general progress in the region.
Raisi noted that developing bilateralism and consolidating ties with neighboring states are priorities of Iran's foreign policy objectives in the region.
Raisi also condemned the recent crimes committed by the Israeli regime against Palestinians and repeated his calls for unity among the Islamic nations to deter Israeli "heinous crimes".
On his part, Sheikh Tamim reciprocated good wishes on Eid Al-Fitr and expressed readiness to develop ties with Iran in all sectors.
Regarding the recent Israeli crimes, the emir categorically condemned them and pledged that Qatar would always support the oppressed Palestinian nation.
Back in March, Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, held talks with the Qatari Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs, Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi, in Tehran, where they discussed a number of topics related to economic cooperation as well as global and regional issues.
During their discussions, the Iranian official pointed out the necessity of boosting bilateral trade and economic relations and the development of joint infrastructure projects.
The official further brought to attention that the collective West has sought to create a rift between the two countries, which should therefore encourage both countries to raise protective barriers in order to safeguard diplomatic relations.
In turn, the Qatari diplomat hailed the China-brokered peace agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
He said that the landmark agreement marks a turning point in the security situation of West Asia.