The Qatari delegation toured Kish airport to check its infrastructure and conditions in order to possibly send Qatar Airways flights. (Reuters)

January 9, 2018

Delegations representing Iran and Qatar met in the Iranian island of Kish to discuss ways to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries.

The meetings were attended by a number of Iranian tourism officials and a Qatari delegation. They discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Qatar Airways and Iranian airlines.

The Qatari delegation toured Kish airport to check its infrastructure and faclities in order to weigh the possibility of landing Qatar Airways flights there. The president of Qatar’s Hotel Owners Association is expected to visit the island soon following an official invitation from Iranian officials.

The meetings are not the first of their kind. Qatar and Iran have begun trade relations since Qatar was boycotted by four prominent countries in the Arab world. The two sides also discussed ways to strengthen security and economic ties.

Meanwhile, the Iranian city of Bushehr was designated as a trading base between both the countries. These meetings coincide with rising unrest in Iran where thousands are taking to the streets to protest regime corruption.

Al Arabiya

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