Tehran (IP) - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Tehran.

Iran PressIran news: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani heading a high-ranking political-economic delegation, arrived in the Iranian Capital of Tehran on Thursday at the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Mohammad Mokhber, the Iranian first vice president, welcomed Sheikh Tamim upon Thursday's arrival in the Iranian capital.

The visit follows a February trip by the Iranian president to Doha, where he met senior Qatari officials and attended the sixth summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

In the meetings of Tehran- Doha's high-ranking officials, strengthening mutual and regional relations will be on the agenda.  

Bilateral and regional cooperation, releasing Iran’s funds abroad, cooperation on hosting the 2022 World Cup, prisoners swap, and energy cooperation are on the agenda of the high-profile visit.

Tehran - Doha enjoys good ties, and the two countries share a giant gas field.

Tehran stood by Doha after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies boycotted Qatar in mid-2017.

The Qatari Emir and Iranian President will also follow up on implementing the 14 cooperation documents signed during Raisi’s visit to Doha.

Raisi’s visit was the first to Qatar by an Iranian president in 11 years. During the trip, Tehran and Doha signed 14 memoranda of understanding in aviation, trade, shipping, media, cancellation of visa requirements, electricity, standards, education, and culture.

Recently, Iran has voiced its preparedness to provide Qatar with whatever assistance it needs to better and more magnificently host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18 this year in the Persian Gulf kingdom.


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