First VP due in Qatar for economic talks
Iranian First Vice-President Mohamamdreza Rahimi will travel to Qatar next week to hold economic talks with the Persian Gulf country statesmen.
Heading a delegation of trade and financial officials as well as shipping lines and airlines managers, Rahimi will start the two-day tour on November 7, the Mehr News Agency reported.
On February 2, 2010, Rahimi hailed the friendly ties between Iran and Qatar and called for the expansion of bilateral relations between the two states.
"Beyond the friendly relations, the mutual respect existing between the two countries is very valuable," Rahimi said in a meeting with Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani in Tehran. He also called for the promotion of ties and cooperation between Tehran and Doha for the benefit of the two nations and the region.
In response, Prince Sheikh Al-Thani said that Qatar's relations with Iran are strategic, brotherly, and strong, and thus Doha is ready to expand military cooperation with Tehran.