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03/01/08

Iran and Qatar to expand regional cooperation

TEHRAN, Mar. 1 (Mehr News Agency) -- In the second round of negotiations between high-ranking Iranian and Qatari delegations on Thursday, Iranian First Vice President Parviz Davudi and Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani emphasized the need to expand regional cooperation between the two countries.

Davudi and Sheikh Hamad stated that the two countries' similar stances on various regional and international issues, such as the situation in Palestine and Lebanon and Iran's peaceful nuclear program, provide an excellent opportunity for expanding bilateral cooperation.

Davudi said there is great potential for expanding Tehran-Doha relations in the energy, investment, tourism, and housing sectors.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran sees no limits for the expansion of ties with Qatar and sharing its experiences with the country," he noted.

The Qatari prime minister expressed hope that his visit to Tehran would give a significant boost to bilateral relations.

He also expressed appreciation for Iranian officials' hospitality and invited Davudi to pay an official visit to Doha.

Sheikh Hamad also met with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday.

In the meeting, Ahmadinejad said that there is a strong political will to implement the agreements signed by Iran and Qatar and this should be done as soon as possible.

The implementation of these agreements will strengthen the brotherly ties between Iran and Qatar, he added.

Sheikh Hamad also called for the expansion of ties with Iran and said the most important issue is cooperation in the energy sector.

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