Qatar Keen to Invest in Iran

Qatar's Finance and Economy Minister Youssef Hossein al-Kamal announced on Monday that his country's investors are eager to invest in Iran's telecommunication, tourism, Banking and steel sectors.

Iran's Deputy Economic Affairs and Finance Minister Behrouz Alishiri met with Kamal on Monday and discussed ways to expand the two countries' economic and trade cooperation.

During the meeting, the Qatari minister called for the setting up of Qatar's Bank in Iran, and added that Qtel which is among major telecommunication companies in the Middle East is eager to invest in Iran.

Also during the meeting, the two sides stressed implementation of agreements singed between Tehran and Doha on customs and tax tariffs.

The two sides also agreed about briefing Qatari investors on the investment opportunities in Iran during an upcoming meeting on Qatar's investment to be attended by Iran's state and private trade officials.

Elsewhere, Alishiri discussed investment opportunities in the tourism sector in a meeting with head of Qatar's Tourism Organization Ahmad al-Naeimi.

Alishiri said that establishment of a company for join ventures was proposed during the meeting with the Qatari tourism official.

The Iranian official also pointed out that the two sides agreed to set up an exhibition of Iran's industrial and agricultural products in Qatar