Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived in Iran's capital Tehran on Thursday for talks on a host of issues including the enhancement of bilateral ties, according to IRNA news agency.
Upon arrival at Tehran airport, the Qatari emir described the bilateral ties as historic and strong. He noted that Qatari officials will identify the grounds for cooperation and lay the necessary groundwork to achieve a desirable level of economic relations between the two neighbors.
He announced the facilitation of visa process for the Iranians interested in attending the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Iran's first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber, who received the Qatari emir at the airport, praised Qatar's position toward regional and international issues, especially towards Iran.
Highlighting the role of Iran-Qatar relations in establishing peace and stability in the region, he emphasized holding a joint commission for cooperation and expansion of banking and trade relations between Tehran and Doha, which could facilitate the relationship between businesspeople and investors of both countries.
Qatari emir and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held official talks at the Republican Palace in Tehran.