TEHRAN -- An Iranian deputy minister says Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has promised to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to hold a Persian carpet fair during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Mehdi Baradaran, Iran’s deputy minister of industry, mine, and trade, said Sheikh Tamim Al Thani made the promise during a recent meeting with Raisi in Tehran and after the Iranian president offered a handwoven silk Persian carpet to him as a token of friendship and peace.
The emir of Qatar traveled to Iran and met with senior Iranian officials last week. Raisi called that visit a turning point in the relations between the two countries.
Qatar will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November-Dec