Iran, Oman discuss expansion of cooperation

Iran Materials 4 December 2006 18:34 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iranian Ambassador to Muscat Morteza Rahimi and Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahd ibn Mahmud al-Said conferred on Monday on expansion of cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields as well as the latest developments in the region.

At the meeting, al-Said said that Oman's relations with Iran is based on principles as well as geographical and historical commonalties, reports Trend.

"The spirit of understanding, collaboration, brotherhood and friendship has always been dominating bilateral ties. Today, Iran-Oman relations serve as an honorable model," he added.

He lauded the solidarity and unity of the Iranian nation displayed in the face of enemies' various threats and considered them as a factor thwarting their hostile goals.

Urging the need for bolstering of multifaceted ties with Iran, he noted that Iran-Oman special relations are evident and that his country takes pride in such close bonds.

"Oman's policy is based on solving regional and international problems through dialogue and cooperation among the countries of the region," he said.

On his part, Rahimi conveyed the greetings of high-ranking Iranian officials to their Omani counterparts and assessed Oman's role in regional cooperation as positive and constructive.

The Iranian diplomat urged the need for increasing exchange of visits aiming to reach understanding and convergence of the views of regional countries on the current developments in the Middle East and Persian Gulf, in particular the Palestine and Iraq issues.