TEHRAN, April 29–The Fifth Iran-Qatar Cooperation Commission convened here Saturday in the presence of Iranâ€™s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Qatarâ€™s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmad Abdallah Al-Mahmud respectively.
Speaking at the opening session of the commission, Mottaki reiterated the policy of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadâ€™s government to promote Iranâ€™s bilateral relations with Persian Gulf littoral states, including Qatar, IRNA reported.
Pointing to the long history of Tehran-Doha relations, Mottaki called for continuation of cordial ties between the two countries.
The Iranian minister referred to the â€™excellentâ€™ political ties between Iran and Qatar, adding that the two states enjoy good cooperation in the fields of trade, energy and joint investments.
Mottaki added that 40 documents on bilateral cooperation have so far been signed by the officials of the two countries and more agreements are in the offing in the fields of fisheries and tourism.
Al-Mahmud and Qatari Minister of Finance Yusif Husayn Al-Kamal, who also attended the commission, stressed the need for broadening Tehran-Doha cooperation as well as for implementing previous agreements.