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President in a joint press conference with Emir of Qatar:

Iran to always stand by Qatar/ Important decisions made for deepening Tehran-Doha ties/ Joint Commission on Cooperation to be formed on yearly basis/ Consultation for regional security to continue

President called Iran and Qatar as two brothers, friends and neighbours in the region, and emphasised that due to the importance of regional security, especially the security of the waterways in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, the two countries will have more consultations and cooperation for the security of the entire region.

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Speaking on Sunday evening in a joint press conference with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani after the private meeting and the meeting of high-ranking Iranian and Qatari delegations at Sa’adabad Cultural-Historical Complex, President Hassan Rouhani emphasised, "It is clear for everyone that relations between the two friendly, brotherly and neighbourly countries are historical we have had good neighbourliness and friendship for many years”.

The president added, "In recent years, after some countries have imposed sanctions on Qatar, Iran has fulfilled its duty as a neighbour and friendly country to Qatar and will stand by the country in the future”.

Dr Rouhani said that in today's talks with the Emir of Qatar, important decisions were made to deepen relations between the two countries, saying, "Our political relations are very good and we have excellent potentials for cooperation in economic, commercial, scientific and cultural fields".

"I hope that alongside the Joint Commission on Cooperation, good steps will be taken to develop cooperation between the two countries in all areas," the president said, noting that a joint economic commission would be formed in the next few months.

Dr Rouhani said that we decided to hold a joint commission on a regular and annual basis, adding, "Today, we agreed to increase the political and economic relations between the two countries' political and economic officials and to use our full potential for the benefit of both nations”.

The President emphasised that we attach great importance to the visit of the respectful Emir of Qatar and his accompanying delegation to Iran, adding, "We hope to see more relations between the two countries for the benefit of both nations and the entire region, and that this visit will have a very beneficial impact on the relations between the two countries”.

At the same press conference, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani thanked the Iranian President and nation for welcoming the Qatari delegation, saying, "We had a very good meeting today, and we agreed to set figures and goals for business and tourism exchange between the two countries”.

"Our relations with Iran are historic, and although there have been many developments over the years, the communication channels between the two countries have always been open," he said.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani emphasised, "I would like to once again thank the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran when we were under siege and Iran helped the Qatari nation. We will never forget these helps”.

"The only solution to all the crises is dialogue, and we believe that dialogue can resolve the crises," he said.

At the end of the press conference, the Emir of Qatar invited the Iranian president to make an official visit to Qatar.

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