Omani king arrives in Tehran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Oman’s Sultan Qaboos arrived in Tehran on Sunday to meet with senior Iranian officials.

Sultan Qaboos, who is the first foreign leader visiting Iran since President Rouhani ascended to power, is heading a high-ranking political and economic delegation during his three-day visit to Iran.

The Omani king is due to hold talks with senior Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani during his visit to the Islamic Republic.

Tehran and Masqat are also due to ink several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) during the Omani King’s visit to Iran.

Last week, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced that Sultan Qaboos would discuss regional issues with the Iranian officials during his stay in Tehran.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underlined that they attach great importance to the consolidation of Tehran’s relations with the Middle-East countries in order to protect and promote peace and security in the region.

Earlier this year, former Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the importance of close cooperation among the Persian Gulf countries in line with the protection and maintenance of peace, security and stability in the region.

Iran and Oman have expanded cooperation in a variety of areas such as economy and defense specially since 2005 when Iran’s former President Ahmadinejad took office.

By Fars News Agency



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