Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein AmirAbdollahian arrives in the Omani capital for talks on various regional and international issues, and also to convey a message from President Ebrahim Raisi to the Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
The top diplomat’s plane touched down in Muscat on Tuesday. Upon arrival, the Iranian minister affirmed that he was bearing “a message from [Iranian President Ebrahim] Raisi to His Excellency, the Omani Sultan,” saying he would convey the message to the Omani head of state during scheduled talks with him on Wednesday.
“Tehran and Muscat have always held mutual consultations on regional and international issues of interest,” AmirAbdollahian added.
The minister identified Oman as the “epicenter” of regional talks, saying Muscat had always played a “benevolent role” whether with regard to Iran or concerning resolution of various regional crises.
“Omani officials have invariably played a positive and constructive role in converging” various sides’ views and also towards enabling them to reach final agreements, he said.
AmirAbdollahian described his underway visit as an opportunity for examination of the countries’ mutual affairs, and also a chance for assessment of issues “that have to be [addressed] at a faster pace.”
According to the top diplomat, the crises in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Ukraine were among the issues that were to be addressed during his sojourn in Oman.
Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Albusaidi travelled to Tehran at the head of a ranking delegation last month to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.