Iranian, Omani FMs Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian and Omani foreign ministers, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Yussef bin Alawi, on Tuesday held talks on a range of issues, including bilateral relations and the latest developments in the Middle East region.
In the meeting held in the Omani capital of Muscat, the two foreign ministers hailed an agreement signed earlier on the day to set the maritime boundary between the two countries in the Sea of Oman.
The agreement, which is the first of its kind since Iran's 1979 Revolution, was signed after 10 rounds of technical and legal negotiations between Iranian and Omani experts.
In his remarks, Alawi emphasized that the maritime agreement would pave the ground for further promotion of economic relations between the two neighbors.
Pointing to regional developments, the Omani foreign minister stressed that Iran has always played a positive role in resolving regional disputes.
Zarif, for his part, said the move by Tehran and Muscat to sign the maritime boundary agreement opened an "important chapter" in the relations between the two countries.
"We welcome the promotion of ties with Oman in all spheres," the Iranian foreign minister further said.
Zarif and Alawi also discussed the Yemeni crisis and ways to put an end to the Saudi aggression on the Arab country.
They underscored the need to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to the oppressed people of Yemen, who have been under brutal attacks by the Saudi regime for two months.
Zarif arrived in Oman on Tuesday to hold talks with senior Omani officials on a range of issues, including regional developments.
He plans to leave Oman for Kuwait to attend the 42nd Meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Foreign Affairs Ministers, which is slated for May 27-28 in Kuwait City.
Organized under the theme "Common Vision to Strengthen Tolerance and Ban Terrorism," the meeting will examine major developments in the region, especially the situation in Palestine, Yemen and Syria.