Qatari ambassadorto Tehran said trade between Iran and his country currently stands at $500 million per annum.
Trade transactions between Tehran and Qatar is presently up to $500 million and the figure is on the rise," said Qatari Ambassador to the Islamic Republic Ali bin Hamad Al Sulaiti on the sidelines of a ceremony to increase the number of Iran-Qatar flights of Qatar Airways, Fars News Agency reported.
The ambassador said that the two countries have 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 was also present, said that his airline operates about 29 flights between Iran and Qatar, which includes 18 flights from Tehran, four flights from Shiraz, and seven flights from Mashhad.
"Qatar Airways transports around 4,500 passengers between Iran and Qatar per month," he added.
Both Iran and Qatar have lately augmented efforts to further expand ties and cooperation in the political, economic, defense, security, judiciary and cultural fields.
The two Persian Gulf littoral states have signed several protocols in recent years to increase mutual cooperation.
In December, Iran's First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri in a message to Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani said Tehran was resolved to promote ties with Doha.