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News code: 24043
Published Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017 - 13:43:50
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Iran's Gharibabadi meets with Qatari authorities

Iran's Gharibabadi meets with Qatari authorities
IRAN  - Iran's Deputy Human Rights Chief Kazem Gharibabadi, while in Qatar, met and talked with the Arab country's political, legal and judicial authorities.

Deputy Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights for International Affairs Kazem Gharibabadi, who had travelled to Qatar to participate and deliver speech at Qatar Law Forum, attended separate meetings with Secretary General of Foreign Ministry of Qatar, Dr. Ahmad Hassan Al-Hamadi, Chairman of Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, as well as with the Qatari Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri and discussed issues of common interest and bilateral cooperation.
At his meeting with Dr. Ahmad Al-Hamadi, Gharibabadi noted that both Iran and Qatar were neighboring and Muslim countries adding "Iran's policy on its neighbors has always been based on good neighborliness, mutual respect for sovereignty and strengthening of cooperation and relations in all areas."

Referring to good political, economic and cultural ties between the two sides, Iran's deputy human rights chief called for further development of cooperation and interactions in areas of justice and human rights.

In the same vein, Gharibabadi said human rights are being abused as political means to put independent countries under pressure and stressed the need for consultation and cooperation between Tehran and Doha in international organizations.

Secretary general of Foreign Ministry of Qatar, for his part, said his country's relations with Iran had always been appropriate and were based on mutual respect. Later, Al-Hamadi, while criticizing the unilateral sanctions against his country and their negative impact on human rights of Qatari people, thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran for not giving up any kind of assistance in these circumstances.

He also welcomed Iran's proposals for cooperation and interaction in judicial and human rights spheres and expressed his willingness to deepen tied in these arenas.

In a separate meeting, Kazem Gharibabadi and Ali bin Samikh Al Marri, Chairman of Qatar's National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), emphasizing the need for development and continuation of Tehran-Doha consultations on human rights and exchanges of relevant experiences through joint workshops. The two sides also called for unilateral sanctions to be in conflict with international law and human rights and urged the need for greater sympathy and engagement of sanction-stricken countries with the aim of countering the cruel and unlawful act on the international scene.

Gharibabadi's meeting with the Qatari attorney general also discussed issues of cooperation between the two countries in ​​judicial, anti-corruption and citizenship areas.

Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri, for his part, invited Secretary General of Iran's High Council for Human Rights Javad Larijani to make an official visit to Qatar while announcing his readiness to travel to Iran in order to expand judicial ties between the two countries.

News Code: 24043
Published Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017 - 13:43:50
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