Qatar calls for Iran-Qatar shipping lines
Qatari Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade has called for direct Iran-Qatar shipping lines to be established.
Jassim bin Jaber bin Hassan al-Thani made the comments this week in Iran during a meeting with the officials of Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran, commenting that the distance between the Iranian port of Shahid Rajaei and Qatari port of Doha was less than three hours.
Currently there is no direct shipping lines between the two countries.
The Qatari official said the visit was aimed at getting acquainted with Iranian traders and businessmen, expressing hope that the three major Qatari food companies present for the meeting would be able to use the Iranian commodities to meet demand of the Qatari market.
He said: "Another objective behind our presence in Iran is recognition of challenges and obstacles facing the two countries and we hope through exchange of views we could identify the impediments and find mechanisms for their removal."