Iran, Oman discuss closer cooperation

Tasnim – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi weighed plans to promote cooperation between the two Muslim countries.

In a video conference on Monday, the senior Iranian and Omani foreign ministers discussed a broad range of issues.

In the talks, also attended by delegations from both sides, Zarif and bin Alawi exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments as well as issues of mutual interest, including the enhancement of Tehran-Muscat cooperation.

The two top diplomats stressed that mutual consultations should continue.

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

Oman 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.

On April 19, 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.