TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is due to leave for Doha, Qatar on Monday to attend the summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC).
This is the first time that an Iranian president is invited to the annual summit of the six oil-rich Persian Gulf Arab states.
The visit is aimed at consolidation of Iran’s ties with regional countries, specially the Persian Gulf littoral states.
The presence of the Iranian president in the PGCC summit displays the resolve of both Iran and the PGCC member states to further expand and reinvigorate ties and cooperation.
The PGCC groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).