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Qatar, Iran to set up joint trade committee

Dhows in Doha's harbour, Qatar. [Vincent van Zeijst/Wikimedia]
Dhows in Doha's harbour, Qatar. [Vincent van Zeijst/Wikimedia]

Qatar and Iran agreed yesterday to set up a joint transport and communications committee to facilitate trade exchange, air and maritime transport between the two countries, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

The agreement came during a meeting between Iranian Transport and Urban Development Minister, Abbas Akhoundi, and the Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications, Jassim Seif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

The two ministers discussed mutual cooperation in the fields of transport, ports and aviation.  They also agreed to form a joint trade committee aims at serving the two countries’ mutual trade interests.

During the meeting, Al-Salaiti hailed Iran’s “positive role” towards the Qatar since the beginning of the current Gulf crisis.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar in early June, accusing it of supporting terrorism, which Doha denies.

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