Iran, Qatar, Turkey to hold meeting in coming period



Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 02:20 GMT


Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 02:20 GMT

FILE- Qatari flag

FILE- Qatari flag

CAIRO – 20 November 2017: The economic ministers of Iran, Qatar and Turkey are scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss trilateral cooperation and trade.

The trilateral meeting with Iranian Economy Minister Massoud Karbasian, Turkey’s Nihat Zeybekci, and Qatar's Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani will be held in the near future to discuss how to form closer trade ties, particularly after Arab Gulf states have boycotted Qatar.

Turkey and Iran have become suppliers of Qatar after Saudi Arabia and other countries severed ties with Qatar and suspended air, sea and land transport with it in June.

Qatar currently aims to strengthen its efforts to protect the ruling family from opposition or any military interference, which has led the tiny Gulf emirate to look for enhancing its relations with Iran and Turkey to obtain military support.

These countries formed an alliance, which grew strongly last month, to serve their different interests, ultimately leading to harming the entire Arab region.

Iran is gaining the most benefit of this evil alliance, as it has previously attempted in various ways to interfere in Gulf affairs, but failed after the formation of the Arab alliance.

Numerous telephone calls and consultations have been monitored following the crisis between both sides.

A few days after the Arab countries’ cutting of ties, Turkey sent products to Qatar, which faced a shortage of fresh produce.

The three countries have showed support for Islamist groups, such as the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

On June 5, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen decided to cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar for supporting terrorism and maintaining strong ties with Iran. Qatar insisted on its stance, forming the Iranian-Turkish-Qatari alliance to support terrorism, ignoring economic and diplomatic losses.



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