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QNATehranDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani has said that Qatar seeks to support the parties of the talks on the revival of the nuclear accord to reach a fair agreement for all, taking into account the concerns of all parties.In a joint press conference with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Wednesday, the FM stated that his visit to Tehran comes amidst numerous regional challenges, pointing out that it is very critical to have constructive efforts from the part of all the neighbouring countries to have successful nuclear negotiations and regional dialogue. He said that he had heard from the Iranian minister his country’s confirmation on the importance of all parties’ commitment to engage in nuclear agreement.The FM stressed that Qatar supports and encourages the dialogue between Iran and the region’s countries which would evidently achieve positive results for the interest of the peoples in the region.He said Qatar wants prosperous ties between its neighbouring countries that would essentially benefit the peoples of the region. He said that the bilateral relations gained a momentum during his talks with the Iranian Foreign Minister, pointing out that the leadership of the two countries prioritise strengthening the relations and eliminate the obstacles.“We constantly work with the Iranian authorities to provide the facilitation and consider the ways of boosting trade and economic cooperation,” he said.The FM lauded the cooperation between the concerned authorities of the two countries regarding the procedures for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 organisation, reiterating Qatar’s welcome to Iranian fans to attend the tournament.For his part, the Iranian FM welcomed the visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and confirmed that they held constructive discussions on some of the bilateral relations and regional issues, indicating that it is essential to strengthen the regional mechanisms and launch a regional dialogue. He pointed out that Qatar has persistent positive role in boosting the dialogue and has made constructive steps in this context, adding that Qatar is still adherent to this constructive regional role.Abdollahian thanked Qatar for hosting the indirect tripartite talks in Doha for the revival of nuclear accord. “We have witnessed a prominent role from His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and his good efforts to facilitate and advance these negotiations. We are ready to reach a robust and sustainable agreement and did not make any further requests, and all our requests are based on 2015 agreement framework, we have good intentions and we are engaging in the negotiations on a real basis,” he said.The Iranian FM indicated that the discussions tackled some of the problems some Iranian merchants have been facing regarding long-term residency, and focused on providing facilities for their residency, to facilitate the transportation process and solving problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, expressing his country’s aspiration to work to reach best ties with Qatar in trade fields.He thanked Qatar for the coordination between sports officials in Iran and those who are organizing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. “We succeeded in operationalizing some task forces and we have carried out the necessary coordination pertaining to sports affairs and the participation of our team and the attendance of our fans,” he said.
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