Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim arrives in Iran for dialogue

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

12th Jan, 2020. 06:39 pm
Qatar - Iran

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is visiting Iran on Sunday to hold talks with Iranian leadership on current regional situation.

The visit on Sunday comes amid heightened tensions in the Gulf following the US assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad and Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes at US targets in Iraq.

State-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) said the talks will focus on “bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of promoting and enhancing them, as well as the latest developments in the region and the regional and international issues of mutual concern”.

Qatar, which is close to the US but also has strong ties with Iran, with which it shares the world’s largest gas field, has called for a peaceful solution to regional tensions.

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Earlier on today, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrives Iran on the directives of PM Imran Khan amid US-Iran conflict.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi will hold talks with his counterparts in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

He will meet the counterparts to convey Pakistan’s desire to help in de-escalating the situation.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in a telephonic conversation with FM Qureshi extended condolences on the Quetta mosque blast.

He also praised Pakistan’s effort for de-escalating tensions in the region.

Turkish FM expressed grief on the terror attack in the provincial capital of Balochistan which claimed many innocent lives.

He condemned the loss of valuable lives and expressed solidarity of Turkey with Pakistan on this tragic incident.

The two Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on the regional situation.

They particularly focused on recent developments in the Middle East.

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