Qatari minister appreciates Iran for allowing to use airspace

IRNA – Minister of Transport and Communications of Qatar Jassim Saif bin Ahmed al-Sulaiti said on Monday that Qatar is fully satisfied with Iran’s permission granted to Qatar Airways to use Iran’s airspace for its international flights after the row with Riyadh.

He told IRNA that Qatar is fully satisfied with Iran’s approach in guiding Qatari passenger planes, because Iran’s aviation industry fully observed international standards and flight safety.

All Qatari flights have been done professionally in Iran’s airspace and all supervising elements have full satisfaction on this section.

He pointed to his talks with Akhoundi, and said that the two sides had good negotiations and are hopeful to use existing trade and transport capacities between the two countries.

Al-Sulaiti underlined necessity to develop aviation and naval cooperation in the region, and said that Iran and Qatar discussed the grounds to create transport corridor between Qatar, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan Republic through Imam Khomeini Port.

The Qatari minister said by today’s talks in Tehran the two sides will witness increases in investment and mutual cooperation between Iranian and Qatari companies to use existing capacities between Tehran and Doha.

Al-Sulaiti is here at invitation of Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi to develop and strengthen aviation, naval and port cooperation between Iran and Qatar.