Iran and Qatar to launch shipping lines
The ministers of transportation agreed to develop trade and economic cooperation.
The Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Rostam Ghasemi, announced an agreement with his Qatari counterpart to establish regular shipping routes between the two countries' ports.
According to Ghasemi before he traveled to Doha on Sunday, the two agreed to increase the usage of Qatari commercial planes over Iranian skies.
Ghasemi stated that his trip to Qatar and talks with his Qatari counterpart had been planned in advance, adding, "In this visit, we will explore avenues to develop trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, and we hope this visit will pave the suitable way for holding expert-level meetings between businesspersons of the two countries in line with the expansion of bilateral trade-economic cooperation.”
Regarding the two countries' high level of political and economic cooperation, the Iranian Roads Minister added, "Visiting trade and commercial ports and also airports of Qatar has been put on the top agenda of the visit, and it is tried to pave suitable ground for enhancing bilateral relations in economic field given the serious determination of political officials of the two countries of Iran and Qatar."
Commenting on the visit of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to the Qatari capital Doha on Monday, Ghasemi noted that “It is hoped that the two sides will clinch good agreements in transportation and transit fields.”
Concerning the country's strategic importance in the area and its placement in the East-West and North-East Corridors, he added that the development of ties with neighboring nations is one of the government's primary political and economic initiatives.