Iran’s president, Omani Sultan talk regional issues

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Azerbaijan, Baku Aug. 25 / Trend, N. Umid /

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has officially welcomed Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said at Sadabad Cultural Complex in Tehran, Iranian IRINN State TV reported.

President Rouhani and Sultan Qaboos talked about boosting bilateral relations and leading regional and international issues, the report said.

Rouhani underlined importance of Tehran-Muscat cooperation in terms of returning peace and stability to the region.

He also expressed thanks for the Omani Sultan's efforts on expanding economic and political relations between two parts.

According to the report, Sultan Qaboos in his turn, called for expanding bilateral economic relations.

He also went on to note that, Oman is ready for cooperation in construction of the North-South railway corridor, being built jointly by Turkmenistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan and designed to link countries in Europe and South Asia via the shortest route possible.

It should be recalled that, Sultan Qaboos is the first high-ranking foreign guest of the Iranian President Rouhani.

The Omani delegation was welcomed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport.

Sultan Qaboos heads a high-ranking political and economic delegation during his three-day visit.

Last week, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced that Sultan Qaboos would discuss regional issues with the Iranian officials during his stay in Tehran, Fars news agency reported.

Earlier this year, former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the importance of close cooperation among the Persian Gulf countries in line with the protection and maintenance of peace, security and stability in the region.

Iran and Oman share control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz and have always maintained cordial relations.

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