May 12, 2022 13:34 UTC
  • In key visit, Qatari emir arrives in Iran for high-level talks

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has arrived in Tehran on a key daylong visit for high-level talks with Iranian officials on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues.

According to Press TV, the Qatari emir was welcomed by First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber upon his arrival in the Iranian capital on Thursday. He was later officially welcomed by President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.

Heading a high-ranking political-economic delegation, Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to hold talks with Iranian authorities, including President Raeisi.

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

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 the fields of aviation, trade, shipping, media, cancellation of visa requirements, electricity, standards, education and culture.

Qatar has good ties with Iran, with which it shares a giant gas field.