Iranian, Omani Top Diplomats Discuss Closer Cooperation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, held talks on a range of issues, including efforts to boost mutual cooperation between the two countries.
In the meeting held in Tehran on Sunday, the two top diplomats discussed ways to boost bilateral relations between Tehran and Muscat as well as the latest regional issues.
Zarif and bin Alawi also highlighted the two countries' cooperation in the Strait of Hormuz and reaffirmed the will of their respective governments to continue consultations aimed at ensuring maritime safety and energy security for all countries.
The two ministers further called on all parties to play a positive role in this process.
Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.
Oman played an important role in facilitating the early stages of nuclear talks between Iran and the world power which resulted in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran and Oman have also held several naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in recent years.
On April 19, high-ranking military officials from Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various military spheres.