Qatar has reaffirmed the importance of maintaining its relations with Iran and Turkey, despite its plan to reconcile with Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, which urged Doha to downgrade its ties with Tehran.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has hailed Qatar for its success in resisting Saudi-led pressure and extortion from a coalition of Arab countries.
Afghan government officials and Taliban representatives are set to resume a second round of talks in the Qatari capital, Doha.
Riyadh has reached an agreement with Doha to end a three-year feud by reopening the Saudi airspace and land and sea borders to Qatar as of Monday, Kuwait’s foreign minister said in televised comments.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi held talks with senior Qatari officials in a visit to Doha.
The foreign ministers of Iran and Qatar talked about a range of bilateral and regional issues in a telephone conversation.
The foreign ministers of Persian Gulf Arab countries have held an online meeting ahead of a summit of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) to discuss settlement of the diplomatic row with Doha.
Qatar has protested to the United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres over violation of its airspace by four Bahraini fighter jets earlier this month.
Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has called for dialogue between Iran and Persian Gulf littoral states, saying Doha welcomes any initiative that would contribute to peace and stability in the region.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran and Qatar have always had “friendly and close” relations, expressing confidence that the two countries will further improve ties to serve common interests.