President Urges Establishment of An Iranian Business Center in Qatar

President Urges Establishment of An Iranian Business Center in Qatar

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi called for the establishment of an Iranian business center in Qatar that could help introduce the country’s capabilities to Qatari elites and economic actors.

Speaking in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Qatar on Monday evening, Raisi described the relations between the two countries as very deep and based on the religious and heartfelt closeness of the two nations.

“There are good relations and interaction between the two nations in political, economic and social fields, but this level of relations is not commensurate with the existing capacities in the two countries.”

Noting that good relations between the two countries can lead to constructive regional and international relations, the president added, “The existing capacities in Iran and Qatar, especially the huge capacities that exist in Iran, have not being used appropriately to expand relations between the two countries.”

Proposing the establishment of an Iranian business center in Qatar to introduce Iran's capabilities to Qatari economic and commercial actors, he said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran today has great achievements in various fields of production, industry, technology, nanotechnology and biotechnology and knowledge-based activities that can be used to improve the level of bilateral interactions.”

Referring to the activities of 6 Iranian companies in the field of COVID-19 vaccine, of which 4 companies have succeeded in producing the vaccine completely independently, the president stated, “Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran has trained a large number of educated youth who have very good abilities in technical and engineering fields, and this capacity can be a basis for expanding cooperation between the two countries.”

Raisi added, “Iran has succeeded in neutralizing the imposed sanctions in spite of widespread sanctions and threats, and has achieved great progress despite the wishes of the enemies, in a way that the Americans recently officially declared that the policy of maximum pressure has failed.”

Referring to the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, he said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for any cooperation to hold this event as well as possible by Qatar.”

He also said, “In this trip, good agreements have been reached to expand the relations between the two countries and I have instructed my ministers to follow them differently from the past so that we can see the results in the field of implementation and improvement of the relations between the two countries,” the website of the president’s office reported. 

Prime Minister of Qatar Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, for his part, described the visit of the Iranian president to Qatar as historic and said, “There are great potentials and horizons for expanding relations between the two countries and holding regular meetings of the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission plays an effective role in the realization of these capacities.”

The Qatari PM also referred to the great interest of the Iranian and Qatari people in football, and congratulated our national football team for qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and said, “Sport is one of the best ways to strengthen nations' interactions beyond the quality of political relations between governments.”

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