Iranian deputy FM meets senior Qatari Officials in Doha

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi held talks with senior Qatari officials during a visit to Doha.

Araqchi, who is in Doha at the head of a delegation, held separate meetings with Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Khalid Al Attiyah.

In the meetings on Wednesday, the two sides conferred on the latest developments in the Persian Gulf region and the existing threats.

They also exchanged views on bilateral relations and ways to deepen and expand mutual ties between Tehran and Doha.

The visit came one day after Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Qatar’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discussed the latest issues in bilateral ties and regional developments in a telephone conversation.

Last week, the Qatari foreign minister said dialogue between Iran and Persian Gulf littoral states would contribute to peace and stability in the region, stressing that for Qatar safety issues in the region are a “priority.”