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21 June 2023 - 21:44
Iran, Oman FMs discuss issues of mutual interest

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi have reviewed issues of mutual interest.

Heading a political delegation, Amirabdollahian arrived in Oman on Tuesday on the second leg of a regional tour.

Meanwhile, in a separate meeting with Minister of the Royal Office in the Sultanate of Oman Sultan General Sultan bin Mohammed al Nua'mani, Amirabdollahian discussed regional, bilateral, and international issues.

Prior to Oman, he had visited Qatar and held talks with senior Qatari officials.

Amirabdollahian highlighted the strategic aspects of the Sultan of Oman’s recent visit to Tehran, and called for joint efforts to implement the agreements and documents signed between the two countries.

The foreign minister also pointed to an upcoming meeting of transport ministers of the signatories of the Ashgabat agreement, and said Iran considers the multimodal transit agreement an “important issue” that needs to be implemented through joint efforts.

The Ashgabat agreement, which came into force in 2016, was signed between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, India, Pakistan, and Oman with the aim of creating an international transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.

Amirabdollahian also proposed that joint meetings at the expert, technical, and legal levels be held so that a comprehensive long-term cooperation agreement between Iran and Oman could be prepared and signed at the earliest time, as emphasized by leaders of the two countries.

Iran’s top diplomat also welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary-General António Guterres for a foreign ministerial meeting of the eight littoral states of the Persian Gulf in New York in September.

However, he cautioned that “such initiatives should also be considered and pursued within the framework of the eight regional countries".

The Iranian foreign minister hailed the efforts and constructive initiatives of Oman and the Omani Sultan to ease and resolve the regional and international issues. 

He invited his Omani counterpart to pay a visit to Tehran which was welcomed by Albusaidi. 

The Omani foreign minister, for his part, expressed satisfaction with a recent visit to Tehran by the Omani Sultan and said that the foreign ministry of his country is ready to cooperate with other ministries of the country to implement the agreements reached in the Tehran during the visit of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.

During the meeting, the two foreign ministers also discussed cooperation in different areas, including energy, transportation, banking and ITC, as well as consular and judicial cooperation and the prisoners affairs and provincial and customs cooperation and other bilateral issues.

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