Top Diplomat in Muscat to Discuss Ties, Region

Top Diplomat in Muscat to Discuss Ties, Region
Top Diplomat in Muscat to Discuss Ties, Region

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Muscat on Monday to hold talks with Omani officials, including his counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, on ways to enhance political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries as well as major regional issues.
Iran’s top diplomat hailed the long-lasting relations between Iran and Oman, stressing that expansion of ties with Persian Gulf Arab states is top of the foreign policy agenda of the Iranian government. 
“During our one-day visit, we will discuss the development of bilateral, regional and international relations with Omani officials and the country’s foreign minister,” Amir-Abdollahian told reporters on arrival at Muscat International Airport, IRNA reported.
“Good neighborliness and expansion of interactions with neighboring countries are high on the foreign policy agenda of the current Iranian administration,” he said.
“We hope that promotion of relations with our northern neighbors in recent months would help strengthen ties with the Persian Gulf neighbors and expand cooperation among neighboring countries.”
The top Iranian diplomat pointed to the quadripartite transit agreement between Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, expressing hope that the deal would soon come into force between the contracting states.

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