2021-May-18 19:41
2021-February-16  13:37

Zarif: Regional Problems Solvable via Collective Measures

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said regional issues can be settled through collective action by the regional nations.

“Collective measures will settle regional issues,” Zarif said on Monday in a meeting in Tehran with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.

He added that Iran is prepared for further bolstering of bilateral relations.

Criticizing the policies based on coercion, Zarif made it clear that Iran plays a constructive role in restoring regional stability.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani arrived in Tehran on Monday to meet with Iranian officials on various issues.

In relevant remarks in December 2020, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani called for the further expansion of mutual cooperation.

"I hope in view of unity and consensus as well as utilizing deep religious, historical and cultural commonalities of the two nations, we would witness the growing ties between the two countries," President Rouhani said in his message to Sheikh Tamim on Saturday December 19.

The Iranian president also extended his felicitations to the Qatari emir on the country's national day.

"I congratulate you, the Qatari government and nation on the occasion of the country's national day," President Rouhani said.

President Rouhani also expressed the hope that Tehran-Doha relations would further grow in near future.