Iran, Oman keen to establish direct shipping lines

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Oman plan to expand their maritime trade through establishment of direct shipping lines between the two Persian Gulf countries’ ports, Iran’s Ambassador to Oman Ali Akbar Sibeveih said.

The Iranian diplomat said that talks over establishment of the shipping line started six months ago and an agreement is expected to be signed in three months.

He said that the shipping line will be operating between four Omani ports of Sohar, Sultan Qaboos, Musandam, and Shinas and the Iranian ports of Chabahar, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Imam Khomeini.

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

By Fars News Agency


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