Iran Urges Coordination among Countries Producing Energy

Iran Urges Coordination among Countries Producing Energy

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for the coordination of policies of the countries producing energy, highlighting the necessity of multilateral mechanisms to ensure security in the energy sector.

In a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, held in Tehran on Thursday, President Raisi emphasized the importance of regional cooperation, saying, "Deepening relations and further synergy between neighboring countries can provide security."

Highlighting the importance of multilateral mechanisms in ensuring security, especially in the field of energy, the Iranian president stated, "It is necessary to maintain and strengthen coordination and synergy in the policies of energy producing countries."

He also noted that the priority in the foreign policy of Iran in the new era is the development and deepening of relations and cooperation with the regional and neighboring countries.

“Tehran recognizes and welcomes regional cooperation for the benefit of peace, security and development of the region,” he added, the president’s official website reported.

Referring to the capacities for cooperation between Tehran and Doha in various political, economic and cultural sectors, the president said, "We are ready to activate all areas for the development of bilateral and regional cooperation for the benefit of the two nations."

He then warned against the presence of outsiders in West Asia which increases insecurity and concerns, adding, "The outsiders do not respect the identity and dignity of regional nations and governments, and think that they are the godfather of the world, whereas they must put aside their spirit of supremacy and arrogance and recognize the identity and culture of nations."

President Raisi stated, "The Iranian nation has always emphasized its key positions and is moving forward strongly regardless of the wish of the enemies, in a way that the Americans have officially stated that their maximum pressure has not worked."

For his part, the Qatari foreign minister delivered the official invitation message of the Emir of Qatar for President Raisi to attend the Summit of Gas Exporting Countries Forum, and said, "Qatar is determined to make all efforts to develop the level of relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran in various political and economic fields, and the Emir of Qatar personally follows the development of relations between the two countries."

"Qatar also agrees with Iran that the presence of foreign forces in the region has negative effects, and we believe that the countries of the region should take the path of peace and progress by relying on regional cooperation," Al-Thani stated.

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