Iran determined to have brotherly ties with Persian Gulf countries
Tehran-Doha ties friendly, developing
The President called the Tehran-Doha relations friendly and developing and stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to have dialogue, understanding and brotherly relations with the countries bordering the Persian Gulf.
Speaking in a phone call with the Emir of Qatar on Wednesday evening, Dr Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that with the new developments in international relations, the hostile policies of some countries in the region would reduce and we will see a stronger opportunity for dialogue and intra-regional understanding.
Emphasising the development and deepening of Tehran-Doha relations in all areas of interest, especially economic and trade relations, the President said, "Accelerating the implementation of agreements between Tehran and Doha will be in the interest of both nations and the region".
Referring to the agreements reached between the officials of the two countries during the meeting of the Joint Economic Commission in Isfahan, Dr Rouhani added, "We hope to see the implementation of all the agreed projects and the flourishing of relations between the two countries".
Emphasising that we must overcome the view of coercion and reliance on foreign countries with wisdom, rationality and honest dialogue within the region, the President said, "Unfortunately, the presence of the Zionist Regime in the region will be a cause of insecurity and instability in the region. It is really a surprise for us that some neighbours consider their security in the shadow of their relations with the criminal Zionist Regime, which is the enemy of the entire region and Islamic countries".
"We, the countries of the region, can solve our problems as neighbours and brothers," said Dr Rouhani, adding, "I have no doubt that in the coming months we will see better conditions in regional relations with the help of each other".
The President also responded to the Emir of Qatar's official invitation to pay an official visit to Doha, expressing hope that the visit would take place at an appropriate time.
In this telephone call, the Emir of Qatar called the relations between Iran and Qatar strategic and developing and stressed that the implementation of the agreements between the two countries is in the interests of the two nations and Qatar will make every effort to implement these agreements.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani further referred to regional issues and said, "We believe that cooperation between Iran and the Persian Gulf countries should be further developed in all areas, including water security in the region, and in any agreement to provide regional security, Iran must be a party to the talks to reach an agreement".
Emphasising that we have all suffered from some irresponsible behaviour of some countries in the region, he expressed hope that, given the new international developments, the talks between Iran and the Persian Gulf countries would resume.
In this conversation, the Emir of Qatar invited the President to pay an official visit to Doha.