In a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday evening, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani hailed Iran’s “principled stances” in backing his country in the face of sanctions.
He also congratulated the Iranian government and nation on the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, voicing Doha’s willingness for closer relations with Tehran in various fields.
The prospect of political, economic and cultural ties between Iran and Qatar is bright and promising, the Qatari emir noted, saying his country is ready to seize the “historical opportunity” to broaden relations with Iran.
For his part, President Rouhani reaffirmed Iran’s commitment to working with and supporting the Qatari government and nation and to contributing to regional stability, and deplored the “unfair” sanctions that some of the Persian Gulf states have imposed on Qatar.
The Iranian president also stressed the need for closer cooperation between Tehran and Doha and negotiations on the regional issues in order to serve their mutual interests.
President Rouhani finally expressed Iran’s support for strong “brotherly ties” among all Muslim nations in the region.
Earlier in the day, in a congratulatory message to Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha, the Iranian president called on the Islamic countries to make efforts for restoring peace and security to crisis-hit countries and expressed the hope that Muslims would show “the beautiful face” of their religion to the world.