Tehran, January 29 (QNA) - HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stressed the importance of strengthening regional security and de-escalation in the region, underling that the State of Qatar has always sought to create a suitable environment for holding additional negotiating rounds of the nuclear agreement.
In a joint press conference with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday in Tehran, His Excellency noted the importance of strengthening economic and trade cooperation with Iran, pointing out that the two countries have several commonalities, most notably religion and culture. He stressed that the State of Qatar is always looking forward to strengthening its relations with all countries of the region.
On the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs called on all parties to exercise restraint, resolve the dispute through dialogue and diplomatic means, settle international disputes by peaceful means, and not take action that would lead to further escalation.
Also, HE the Foreign Minister affirmed the position of the State of Qatar and its keenness on the Charter of the United Nations and the established principles of international law, including obligations under the Charter to settle international disputes by peaceful means, and commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of states.
HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani reiterated the State of Qatar's condemnation and denunciation of some countries' allowance to infringe on the Holy Qur'an under the pretext of freedom of expression, warning that these provocative acts reinforce hate speech, Islamophobia, and division, stressing that Islam encourages peaceful coexistence.
For his part, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that his country has received messages from the parties participating in the nuclear agreement through Qatar.
His Excellency appreciated the positive role of the State of Qatar in bringing the parties back to the nuclear agreement and reaching a fruitful agreement, noting that Qatar has made commendable efforts and is playing an effective role in the talks on Ukraine.
Iranian Foreign Minister said that dialogue is the best way to resolve differences in the region, stressing that Iran welcomes a regional dialogue. He indicated that there is a great development in Iran's relations with its neighbors in the Gulf region.
His Excellency denounced the Israeli violations that led to the death of a large number of Palestinians, praising in this context the role of the Palestinian resistance.