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Iran, Qatar ink defensive agreement

Iran and Qatar have signed a defensive agreement, which would see the two sides jointly taking on “elements behind regional insecurity.”

The agreement was inked by visiting Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Chief of the General Staff of Qatar’s Armed Forces Hamad Bin Ali Al-Attiya in Doha on Wednesday.

General Vahidi and Al-Attiya stressed the necessity for the expansion of defense cooperation between the two countries referring to the cultural, religious and age-old relations between Iran and Qatar.

Articles of the agreement include “the exchange of technical and expert delegations, the expansion of cooperation in personnel training and joint campaigns against terrorism and elements behind regional insecurity,” Fars News Agency reported.

According to General Vahidi, Iran and Qatar have considerable potentials for bilateral cooperation.

The Iranian defense minister, heading a high-ranking delegation, paid a two-day visit to Qatar on Wednesday.

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