Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is making his first visit to a Gulf country since taking office. (AFP)

February 21, 2022

Iran’s president has arrived in Qatar for a summit of gas exporting countries, the state-run news outlet reported Monday.

IRNA said President Ebrahim Raisi is leading a delegation to the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Doha, designed to develop economic, energy and political cooperation between Iran and Qatar. It is Raisi’s first foreign trip since he took office in August, and he is the first Iranian president to visit Doha in 11 years.

IRNA said five ministers, including those leading the country’s foreign and oil policies, accompanied the Iranian president.

Raisi is expected to speak to the summit on Tuesday.

Iran’s President and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani have signed a number of bilateral agreements in Doha on Monday, Iranian state television and Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network showed.

The agreements included two energy deals but further details were not immediately available.

Arab News

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