Pres. Raeisi stresses Iran, Oman’s shared stance on regional coop
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi highlighted the common stance of Tehran and Muscat on peace and welfare of the regional nations.
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Raeisi was addressing a meeting between senior delegations of Iran and Oman in Tehran on Sunday in the presence of Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.
The Iranian president said the common approach of strengthening regional convergence pursued by the two countries will contribute to enhanced relations.
He said Tehran and Muscat have progressed in improving ties from trade to the investment level.
The Iranian president said the two countries enjoy capacities to enhance cooperation in the fields of industry, trade, communications, defense and security affairs, road and rail routes, maritime transportation and transit, financial and monetary exchanges and energy.
Sultan Haitham, for his part, pointed to the considerable improvement of Tehran-Muscat ties and said both sides have managed to double mutual trade exchanges since the Iranian president's visit to Muscat last May.
He said the two countries should make more efforts to reach an appropriate level of cooperation given their capacities.
Sultan Haitham’s visit to Tehran marks a significant milestone in relations between the two regional allies, opening new avenues for closer diplomatic cooperation and increased dialogue.
Oman has long been an interlocutor in interactions between the West and Iran.
The country has mediated the release of several foreign citizens and dual nationals. The country has also played a mediating role between Tehran and the West in the build-up to a nuclear deal Iran and world powers reached in 2015.