Iran, Oman stress need for sustainable security

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Iran and Oman stressed in a joint statement the need for restoration of peace and security to the region through collective cooperation of all regional states, Iranian IRNA news agency reported on March 13.

The statement was issued at the end of the visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Muscat where he discussed major bilateral, regioanl and international issues in separate meetings with Sultan Qaboos and Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah as well as other senior officials of the country.

President Rouhani's visit to Oman took place at the invitation of Sultan Qaboos during the latter's visit to Iran in August 2013 shortly after the Iranian President took office.

According to the joint statement, President Rouhani and Sultan Qaboos` meeting in Muscat was held in a friendly atmosphere while the two were stressed the need to use existing capacities to foster bilateral cooperation in the economic, cultural, political and security fields.

President Rouhani and Sultan Qaboos also stressed the need for implementation of previously made agreement by Tehran and Muscat.

They also stressed the need for making further efforts to bring about sustainable peace and security to the region and boost the spirit of moderation and rationalism in the region.

The two officials also called for global fight against extremism and violence.

Referring to the Tehran's nuclear talks with the P5+1, the statement stressed the need for continuation of the negotiations until reaching a final agreement.

It was also added in the statement that President Rouhani officially invited Sultan Qaboos to pay a visit to Iran and the Omani sultan welcomed the invitation.

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