Oman Pledges Cooperation with Iran’s New Administration

Oman Pledges Cooperation with Iran’s New Administration

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Foreign Minister of Oman Sayyid Badr Albusaidi reaffirmed the sultanate’s commitment to the promotion of ties with Iran, saying Muscat’s close interaction with Tehran will continue under the administration of new Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.

The senior Omani diplomat, who is in Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Iranian president, held a meeting with his outgoing Iranian counterpart on Tuesday.

Praising Mohammad Javad Zarif for his efforts to broaden ties between Iran and Oman during his tenure in the past eight years, Albusaidi said Oman’s policy is based on the enhancement of cooperation with Iran.

He said such a stance adopted by Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik is a continuation of the policies of the former sultan, Qaboos bin Said, stressing that Muscat will keep working in cooperation with the incoming Iranian administration.

He added that Oman will do its utmost to bring the views of the regional countries closer together in order to strengthen dialogue.

For his part, Zarif highlighted Iran and Oman’s efforts to promote mutual cooperation, saying one of the fixed policies of the Islamic Republic and the new administration is the expansion of relations with the neighbors.

Ebrahim Raeisi, who was endorsed by Leader of the Islamic Revolution as the 8th president of Iran on Tuesday, says the main priority in his administration’s foreign policy agenda will be maintaining close and friendly relations with the neighbors.

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