Qatar is going to send its ambassador back to Iran to resume his diplomatic activities more than 20 months after he was recalled.
Doha says the Qatari ambassador to Iran who was recalled last year after Saudi Arabia’s severance of ties with Iran will return to Tehran.
According a statement released on Thursday by the Qatari Foreign Ministry’s Public Relations Office, the top Qatari diplomat will return to Iran to resume his diplomatic work.
The statement also reads that Doha wants to boost its relations with Tehran and hopes to see mutual relations expand on all fronts in the future, Al Alam reported.
The information office did not specify an exact date for the ambassador’s return – or provide his name – but said Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani discussed “bilateral relations and means of boosting and developing them” in a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif.
The decision to restore ties with Iran comes amid a diplomatic dispute between Qatar and several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, according to Al Jazeera.
They accuse Doha of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries and financing terrorism – a charge Qatar has dismissed as “baseless”.