Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for Doha on Wednesday afternoon to meet Qatari officials, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman announced.
Foreign Minister Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Zarif will depart the Islamic Republic of Iran for Qatar later today to meet high-ranking officials of the Persian Gulf littoral state.
He is planned to hold meetings with his Qatari counterpart and the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qassemi added, according to a Farsi report by Tasnim.
Zarif’s visit comes as part of Iran’s ongoing efforts to improve its relations with neighbouring states, particularly the Arab countries in Persian Gulf.
Last month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made state visits to Oman and Kuwait at the invitation of their leaders.
Rouhani’s one-day tour appeared to be a response to a recent message from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) for closer ties with Tehran via dialogue.
The message had been conveyed to the Islamic Republic by Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah who visited the country in late January.