Zarif meets Qatari Emir, FM

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TEHRAN, Mar. 09 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif who is visiting Qatar’s capital city of Doha was received by Qatari Emir on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, on Wednesday in the afternoon and the two sides discussed matters of bilateral interests and the regional issues of the day, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry,

In addition to exchanging views on regional dossiers and common concerns, the two officials are reported to be talking about strengthening trade and economy cooperation.

After meeting with Qatari Emir, Zarif held a bilateral meeting with his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, on Wednesday in Doha.  

Meanwhile in Tehran, Seyyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, Spokesman for the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, called for Iranian foreign minister to voice his protest against anti-humanitarian measures of Bahraini monarch against people of Bahrain and their cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

Since 2011, Bahrain’s King who is strongly supported by Saudi Arabia has been harshly cracking down on Bahraini people, human rights activists, journalists, clerics, and dissidents.

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