Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Fatih Karimov- Trend:
Iran and Oman are strategic partners, the Islamic Republic's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
He made the remarks during a joint press conference with visiting Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi in Tehran Feb. 20, Iran's State IRINN TV reported.
The both parties enjoy various areas for cooperation in short, medium and long terms, Zarif said, adding Iran and Oman will cooperate in energy, industry and mining sectors as well as transportation.
"We discussed cooperation in economic and political fields and reviewed joint projects to be implemented by two countries," the Iranian FM said, referring to his talks with bin Alawi.
The two parties also reviewed economic and energy cooperation as well as joint investment, he further said.
Bin Alawi, for his part, said that cooperation with Iran will boost security and stability in entire region.
"We have come here to open a new chapter in mutual relations with Iran, in particular in economic front."
"We talked about score of two countries' cooperation both on regional and international levels," bin Alawi added.
Bin Alawi arrived in Tehran Feb. 20 to discuss issues of mutual interests as well as key regional and international developments with Iranian officials. He will stay in Iran for two days.
Oman and Iran, which share control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, maintain friendly relations. Oman has mediated between Iran and the US on a number of cases including the three U.S. citizens who were arrested in Iran in 2009 on illegal entry and espionage charges and were released during 2010 and 2011.
Muscat also played an important role in talks between Iran and the six world powers that led to July nuclear deal, then removal of anti-Iran sanctions on January 16.