Iran, Qatar mulling establishment of joint free trade zone

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President’s Advisor and Secretary of Free Zones Coordination Council Akbar Torkan in a meeting with Qatari officials in Doha discussed setting up a joint economic trade zone.

“During Torkan’s ongoing visit to Doha, establishment of a joint free zone by the two countries was discussed in a meeting between Torkan and Qatari ministers and officials,” the public relations of Iran’s Free Zones Coordination Council said in a report.

Torkan and his accompanying delegation visited Qatar’s free economic zones and were briefed about them by the Qatari traders who had previously travelled to Iran’s Bushehr province and Qeshm Free Zone.

Last month, Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib al-Rumaihi underlined Doha’s determination to persuade the Qataris to invest in Iran’s Persian Gulf Qeshm Island.

The Qatari deputy foreign minister’s remarks came after he and his accompanying delegation visited Qeshm Island in June.

Al-Rumaihi voiced Doha’s enthusiasm for utilizing Iran’s valuable experiences in different industrial, commercial, and economic domains.

The Qatari official further added that in the trip, the delegation got more acquainted with the economic and trade capacities of Qeshm Island.

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

The two Persian Gulf littoral states recently signed several protocols to increase mutual cooperation.

By Fars News Agency

 

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