Qatar seeks to increase bilateral trade with Iran, Financial Tribune newspaper quoted the Qatari Minister of Economy Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani as saying in a meeting with Iranian Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari in Tehran.
The Qatari official who is heading an economic and trade delegation to Iran said that bilateral interactions between the two sides have significantly increased during the last few months.
“Foodstuff and construction material
Latest statistics released by the Iranian Customs Administration show Iran exported 139 million US dollars worth of non-oil goods to Qatar during the seven months to October 22, registering a remarkable %117.5 increase compared with the same period last year. Notably, Iran's exports to Qatar saw a significant growth during the month to October 22. Iran exported about 50 million US dollars of non-oil products to Qatar during the one-month period, which shows a five-fold upsurge year over year.
Iran and Qatar have been forging stronger economic ties ever since Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar in June, accusing it of financing terrorists in Syria and allying with Iran, their regional foe.