Raisi arrived in Doha on the primary go to by an Iranian president to Qatar in 11 years and as Gulf states intently watch oblique US-Iranian talks to salvage a 2015 nuclear pact.
“Iran is among the founders of the Fuel Exporting Nations Discussion board (GECF) as a result of we’re among the many three most necessary gasoline producing and exporting nations,” Raisi stated earlier than he left Tehran to attend the gasoline summit being held on Tuesday.
Raisi, on his third international journey since taking workplace, is because of meet with Qatar’s emir, whose international minister has held talks in Washington and in Tehran in latest weeks on efforts to salvage the nuclear pact, which Washington had withdrawn from in 2018.
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have urged world powers concerned within the nuclear talks to additionally tackle Iran’s missiles programme and community of regional proxies.
Qatar has good ties with Iran, with which it shares a large gasoline area. Tehran supported Doha after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies imposed a boycott on Qatar in mid-2017 in a dispute over its ties with Islamist teams and non-Arab Turkey and Iran.
The Gulf row was resolved early final 12 months and Saudi Arabia, which is locked in a number of proxy conflicts with Iran, has been participating immediately with Tehran in a bid to comprise tensions.