Iran, Qatar discuss boosting mutual economic cooperation

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TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei and Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani stressed the further expansion of bilateral economic ties between the two countries.

“Activating private sectors of the two sides will help strengthen and expand bilateral ties and cooperation specially in trade and economic fields,” Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani said in a meeting with Rabie in Iran’s exclusive exhibition in Doha.

He also expressed hope that he would visit Iran in the near future.

Rabie, for his part, highlighted holding the Iranian exhibition in Qatar, and said accomplishing free economic zone plans in Bushehr and Ar Ru’ays cities, facilitating exports and imports and providing technical and engineering services by Iranian companies would help promote bilateral trade and economic ties between the two countries.

In early July, Iran and Qatar announced plans to establish a joint free economic zone in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr and its adjacent provinces.

The two neighboring states also share the giant South Pars gas field, which is estimated to contain major amounts of gas and condensate.