Tehran, IRNA – The eighth edition of Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Cooperation Commission is scheduled to convene in Kish Island in southern Iran in late December, according to the secretary of the commission.
Mojtaba Akbari, who is also the director of the International Affairs Department of the Ministry of Energy, made the remarks during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday which discussed trade relations between Iran and Qatar.
He said that today’s meeting focused on implementation of the agreements reached during the previous session of Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission in Doha where a number of documents were signed by Iranian Energy Minister Ali-Akbar Mehrabian and Qatar’s Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Also addressing the meeting, Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Doha Abbas Abdolkhani said that the Qatari economy is a single-product industry and the leaders of the country have plans to cut reliance on oil and expand non-oil exchanges.
He said that the Qatari efforts to get rid of the single-product economy is a chance for Iran to further increase exchanges with the country.