Iran President to visit Oman for talks

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Oman to hold talks with senior officials of that country, Press TV reported.

President Rouhani will travel to Oman likely on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation, ISNA reported on Saturday.

The visit comes at the official invitation of Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

The Times of Oman quoted Iran's Ambassador to Muscat Ali Akbar Sibevieh as saying that Oman would be the first country in the Gulf that President Rouhani would be visiting after he assumed office in August.

"This trip will open a new chapter in relations between the two friendly countries and will contribute to the promotion of peace, stability, and security in the region," the Iranian diplomat said.

The Omani Sultan Qaboos paid an official visit to Iran in late August 2013 as the first head of state to visit Tehran after President Rouhani was inaugurated in a ceremony on August 4.

Iran and Oman, which share control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, maintain cordial relations.

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