[size=30]Trilateral Agreement "Turkey, Iran and Qatar" to facilitate transit and transport of goods[/size]
Trend Press / Agencies
Turkey, Iran and Qatar on Monday signed an agreement to facilitate transit and transfer of personnel between the three countries on the sidelines of joint meetings in Tehran.
The agreement was signed by the Turkish Minister of Economy Nihad Zibekji and the Minister of Industry and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and the Qatari Minister of Economy and Trade Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani.
The agreement signed between the three countries provides facilities for the maritime and land transport sectors, as well as expanding trade relations between the two countries.
According to the agreement, Iran is the country that will provide facilities for transit and commercial transport between Turkey and Qatar.
The Convention provides for the creation of a working group representing the three countries and conducts three annual assessment meetings.
Since June, the Gulf has suffered a major crisis after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as well as Egypt, cut off ties with Qatar and imposed punitive measures on the grounds of "supporting terrorism."
The three countries closed the air, land and maritime areas with Qatar, while Cairo put restrictions on the movement of Qatari ships, prompting Doha to open more than 15 alternative shipping lines.
In a related context, Turkish Economy Minister Nihad Zibekji held a meeting in Tehran, Iran, with his Iranian counterpart, "Mohammad Shariatmadari" to discuss economic and trade issues.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the participation of Zibekji in the work of the Forum of Heads of the 26th Session of the Turkish-Iranian Joint Economic Committee in Tehran.