Iran has always supported regional peace, security: Official

A top Iranian official says Tehran has always supported the establishment of peace and security in the Middle East, and the current Iranian administration is seeking the same objective through cooperation with neighboring states.

During a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian stressed the need for the consolidation of political and trade ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and its neighboring states, expressing hope that strategic relations will be established between Tehran and Muscat.

The top Omani diplomat, for his part, referred to the deep-rooted friendship as well as cultural and economic bonds between Muscat and Tehran, stating that the Omani government is keen to further expand bilateral, regional and international cooperation with Iran.

Alawi is accompanying Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said on his three-day visit to Iran.

The Omani monarch arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking delegation on Sunday. He was welcomed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif upon arrival at Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport.

Soon afterward, President Rouhani welcomed Sultan Qaboos in a high-profile meeting at Sa’dabad Cultural Complex in Tehran.

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi, Sultan Qaboos is also expected to meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

Iran and Oman, which share the control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, enjoy cordial relations.

On May 28, Iran and Oman commemorated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations during a ceremony at the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran.

By Press TV

 

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