2021-April-21 19:03
2021-February-16  13:41

Rouhani: Regional Cooperation Sole Way to Achieve Peace, Stability

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani underlined that regional peace and stability will be achieved only through the cooperation of the regional countries, and stressed the need for strengthening Tehran-Doha ties.

“Iran believes that regional peace and stability will be achieved only through the cooperation of the nations in the region,” Rouhani said in his meeting with visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani on Monday, highlighting the need to develop joint cooperation between Tehran and Doha

“Suitable opportunities have emerged in the world, so that the two countries should take advantage of opportunities to develop and deepen bilateral ties,” he noted.

Rouhani pointed to the agreements reached during the Qatari Emir’s visit to Iran last year and the agreements made in Iran and Qatar Joint Economic Commission, stressing the need for accelerating of putting these agreements into effect.

Al-Thani, for his part, described Iran as a friendly country and emphasized the need for developing bilateral relations in all fields especially trade and economic cooperation.

After submitting a written message of Emir of Qatar to President Rouhani, he termed Iran as a powerful and influential country and stressed the need for cooperation of countries of the region and Persian Gulf to settle existing problems.

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.