Ties with Neighbors Iran’s Top Priority: President-Elect

Ties with Neighbors Iran’s Top Priority: President-Elect

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi emphasized that the main priority in his administration’s foreign policy agenda will be maintaining close and friendly relations with the neighbors, including Qatar.

The Iranian president-elect held a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Tehran on Sunday.

Describing Iran as a “trustworthy and reliable friend and partner”, Raeisi assured Doha that Tehran only wishes well for its neighbors.

“Tehran attaches special importance to ties with Doha and (ties) with neighbors will be the priority of the next administration’s foreign policy,” he underlined.

The Iranian and Qatari nations have religious bonds and are partners in the region, he added, Press TV reported.

Raeisi also emphasized that regional insecurity is rooted in foreign factors. “The path to sustainable security and stability in the region goes through cooperation among regional countries on the basis of mutual political trust and practical rejection of foreign interference.”                

The Qatari foreign minister, for his part, said his country seeks to consolidate relations and cooperate with Iran to reinforce security in the region.

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