Qatari DM underlines necessity for talks with Iran

FNA – Qatari Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammed al-Atiyeh stressed the importance of talks with Iran as only way to establish stability in the region.

“Qatar thinks that the only legal way to materialize regional stability is direct talks with the neighbors and all the sides benefiting from regional security,” al-Atiyeh said in a joint meeting with his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the Doha 2019 Forum.

He added that crystal clear talks with the neighboring states, including Iran, is a necessity, warning that the next generations would face challenge and danger if leaders of today refrain from interaction with the neighbors.

Founded in the year 2000, the annually-held Doha Forum is a platform for dialogue and negotiations among world countries about important international challenges.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Doha on Saturday to take part in the 2019 Doha Forum.

Zarif and his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani in a meeting in Doha discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.

During the meeting in the Qatari capital on the sidelines of the 2019 Doha Forum, Zarif and al-Thani explored avenues for further bolstering and reinvigorating of mutual cooperation.