The Iranian left Iran last night for Doha, the Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, left Iran for Doha to meet with a number of senior Qatari Officials to discuss bilateral regional and international issues, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Telegram.
“Iranian Foreign Minister Abdollahian flew from Tehran to Doha as head of the delegation to meet and hold talks with senior Qatari officials,” the ministry said.
Earlier this week, the Iranian Foreign Minister welcomed his Saudi counterpart in Tehran, where they agreed to form joint political and economic committees.
In a joint press conference in Tehran, Amir-Abdollahian expressed happiness with meeting with bin Farhan in Tehran and thanked Saudi Arabia for reopening Iranian diplomatic premises in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah earlier this month.
The Iranian FM said Saudi Arabia and Iran are set to establish joint cooperation committees in several sectors.
He added that he and bin Farhan addressed long-term economic cooperation and investment, as well as other files.
Amir-Abdollahian mentioned that he discussed with bin Farhan regional security, underlining that the security of the region can only be achieved by the countries of the region.
He stressed that “Iran has never considered security to be equivalent to militarism as security is an inclusive concept that has political, social, economic and commercial aspects and can be achieved through cooperation among the countries of the region.”
The Iranian FM noted that he and bin Farhan “used this opportunity to discuss the necessity of supporting the oppressed people of Palestine, and we did.”
On his part, bin Farhan said that talks with Amir-Abdollahian were positive, expressing Saudi Arabia’s hopes to witness a boost in diplomatic cooperation with Iran and reopen its embassy in Tehran in the near future.
The Saudi Foreign Minister described Iran and Saudi Arabia as two important countries of the region, underlining that “the relations between the two countries are established based on basic principles such as mutual respect and non-interference in (each other’s) internal affairs and respect for the UN Charter.”
Bin Farhan also pointed to the importance of cooperation between the two countries in regional security, especially in maritime security, and that the region be free of weapons of mass destruction.