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Iran, Qatar highlight importance of dialogue to solve region problems

Tehran, Iran and Qatar expressed concern on the tensions and problems of the region emphasizing the importance of dialogue to resolve these issues.

According to a statement by the Islamic Republic's Foreign Ministry, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi and Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani on Tuesday discussed bilateral relations and ways to strengthen it as well as joint regional issues.

Qatari daily "AlArab" also reported that Iran's deputy foreign minister in the meeting in Doha, Qatar, emphasized Tehran's willingness to negotiate with the Persian Gulf Arab states on stability and security in the region.

Following the Foreign Ministry's intensive political consultations, Araqchi traveled to three countries of Oman, Kuwait and Qatar on Sunday, arriving in Muscat, the capital of Oman, in the first round of his regional visit, and in the meeting with Yusuf bin Allawi, the foreign minister of the country, the two sides reviewed regional developments.

Iran's highranking official also met with that country's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sabah AlKhalid AlSabah in his regional visit to Kuwait last Monday.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for a twoday official visit to meet Iraqi officials and was welcomed by Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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