Iranian, Omani top diplomats meet in New York

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, held talks in the US city of New York on Saturday.

Zarif and bin Alawi exchanged views about a range of topics, including the latest developments surrounding bilateral relations between Iran and Oman.

The two top diplomats, who are in New York for the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, discussed the most significant issues in the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said played an important role in facilitating the early stages of nuclear talks between Iran and the world power which resulted in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran and Oman have also held several naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in recent years.

In April, high-ranking military officials from Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various military spheres.