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News number: 9107118774

18:51 | 2012-11-12

Foriegn Policy

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Qatari Emir Stresses Expansion of Ties with Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani underlined his country's resolve to further bolster relations with Iran in all fields, and said the two countries can take "effective steps" on regional matters based on common views.



"Qatar has always had good and balanced relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran and we hope these good relations will witness increasing growth," Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said in a meeting with the newly-appointed Iranian ambassador to Doha, Mohammad Javad Asayesh-Zarchi, on Monday.

He said despite some minor differences in political views "we can well take effective steps based on commonalities".

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, submitted his credentials to the Qatari Emir and expressed satisfaction with the two countries' bilateral relations at different levels.

Iran and Qatar have recently augmented efforts to further expand ties and cooperation in all the different political, economic, defense and security fields.

The two Persian Gulf littoral states recently signed several protocols to increase mutual cooperation, especially in different areas of security.