Iran underlines tight collective cooperation to establish security in region
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi asked for tight cooperation among the regional countries to establish and preserve security in the region, Fars news agency reported.
Salehi made the remarks in a meeting with Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha on Sunday.
At the meeting, Salehi reiterated that security can only be established in the region through the collective cooperation of all the regional states.
He said stability, security, development and welfare can only be achieved through the brotherly and collective cooperation of all the regional countries, and problems can only be resolved through the interaction of the regional states and away from the aliens' meddling.
Elsewhere, in the meeting, Salehi described Iran-Qatar relations as "brotherly" and "close", and stressed that expansion of Tehran-Doha ties would be beneficial to the two nations and the entire region.
The Qatari Emir, for his part, stressed that Iran and Qatar have always enjoyed good ties, and mentioned that "these good relations are expected to improve in all grounds".
He stressed that strengthening welfare and development in the region would serve the interests of the regional nations, and underscored, "The attempts made by the enemies of the region to stir ethnic and religious strife and conflicts need to be foiled through the cooperation of the regional countries."
Salehi arrived in the Qatari capital, Doha, at the head of a political delegation earlier on Sunday.