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Iran's interior minister arrives in Oman

Iran Materials 9 January 2011 14:04
Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar has arrived in Muscat on a two-day visit to hold talks with senior Omani officials on ways to tighten security and improve bilateral cooperation, Press TV reported.
Iran's interior minister arrives in Oman

Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar has arrived in Muscat on a two-day visit to hold talks with senior Omani officials on ways to tighten security and improve bilateral cooperation, Press TV reported.

Mohammad-Najjar, who is heading a delegation, was welcomed by Omani Interior Minister Saud bin Ibrahim al-Busaidi upon his arrival on Sunday, IRNA reported.

The Iranian minister is scheduled to hold meetings with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said and other high-ranking officials.

Speaking to reporters ahead of his departure to Muscat, Mohammad-Najjar said, "The visit is aimed at following up security agreements (already signed between the two countries) and activating security committees."

He pointed to the strategic geographical position of Iran and Oman in the Strait of Hormuz and said, "Sixty percent of the world's energy pass through this strait and Iran and Oman play a significant role in tightening security of the energy passage."

The Iranian minister noted that Tehran and Muscat enjoy cooperation in the fields of transportation, transit and energy and added that border cooperation, health, legal and judicial aid and shipping are among other issues to be raised in talks with Omani officials.

Mohammad-Najjar praised growing trade ties between Iran and Oman and expressed hope the visit would open a new chapter in mutual relations.

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