TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatari ambassador to Tehran said that the trade volume between Iran and his country currently stands at $500 million per annum.
"The volume of trade transactions between Tehran and Qatar is presently up to $500 mln and the figure is on-rise," Qatari Ambassador to the Islamic Republic Ali bin Hamad Al Sulaiti said on the sidelines of a ceremony to increase the number of Iran-Qatar flights of Qatar Airways.
The ambassador said that the two countries enjoy a historical and strong trade, economic, and transportation infrastructure and should boost ties in air transportation.
He expressed content that a large number of Iranian businessmen and traders are active in Qatar and their investments are incrementally increasing.
The head of Qatar Airways Shahab Attarzadeh, who also attended the ceremony, said that his airline has around 29 flights between Iran and Qatar, which includes 18 flights from Tehran, four flights from Shiraz, and seven flights from Mashhad.
"Around 4,500 passengers are transported between Iran and Qatar by Qatar Airways per month," he added.
Both Iran and Qatar have recently augmented efforts to further expand ties and cooperation in all the different political, economic, defense, security, judicial and cultural fields.
The two Persian Gulf littoral states have signed several protocols in recent years to increase mutual cooperation.
In December, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri in a message to Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani said Tehran was resolved to promote bilateral relations with Doha.