Omani King, Iranian DM Discuss Regional Issues

Omani King, Iranian DM Discuss Regional Issues

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The new Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan met the visiting Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said here in Tehran to talk about bilateral defense cooperation as well as regional and international developments.

The Omani ruler Sultan Qaboos and the Iranian Defense Minister on Monday evening exchanged views on issues of mutual interest and the most important regional and international developments in their Monday meeting in Tehran.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Omani Sultan arrived in Tehran on Sunday, to become the first head of state to travel to Iran since President Hassan Rouhani took office on August 4, 2013.

In May 2012, at the end of 10th meeting of Iran-Oman Joint Military Committee in Tehran, the two countries agreed on defense-military cooperation and decided to hold a joint relief and rescue maneuver.

The Omani military delegation was headed by Major General Rashid Ebn-e Saif Ebn al-Shid who had traveled to Tehran to participate in the meeting.

The senior Iranian Armed Forces commander, Brigadier General Mostafa Salami, told reporters at the time that naval forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Oman were to stage joint wargames that year.

The Iran-Oman joint naval drills were held shortly after that date in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, in the winter of 2012.



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