Doha/Tehran, 26 August 2022 (TDI): Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani held a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

During the phone call, the Foreign Ministers of Qatar and Iran reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.

They also discussed recent developments in the negotiations to return to the Joint Plan of Action with the US.  In addition, both ministers discussed several issues of common interest.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said the State of Qatar looks forward to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America reaching a consensus.

He added that the consensus would contribute to reviving the nuclear deal and reaching a fair agreement for all, taking into consideration the concerns of all parties. He stressed that this would also enhance security and stability in the region.

Iran – Qatar Diplomatic Relations 

In 1971, Iran was one of the first countries which recognized the independence of the State of Qatar. A month after Qatar’s independence, the declaration of recognition of the State and the establishment of Iran-Qatar diplomatic relations was published.

In 1972, the first Iranian Ambassador presented his credentials to the Emir of the State of Qatar. Consequently, Qatar’s first Ambassador arrived in Iran in 1973.

Further, neighborhood and the Islamic religion are significant factors in establishing links between the two countries. Moreover, there is strong cooperation between the people of the southern regions of Iran and the people of Qatar in particular.

Apart from this, in May 2022, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited Iran and met Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran. The two dignitaries agreed to enhance bilateral, political, cultural, and economic cooperation between the two states.