Regional Rapport Essential to Stop Terror

Regional Rapport Essential to Stop Terror
Regional Rapport Essential to Stop Terror

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the only way to combat terrorism is to promote regional cooperation.

In a meeting with Omani Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said in Muscat on Tuesday, he said, “Regional states are currently facing common threats, such as terrorism and sectarian conflicts, and the only way to confront them is through consistent cooperation and consultations among regional countries,” IRNA reported.

Amir-Abdollahian discussed bilateral relations and regional and international cooperation with the Omani official and presented the official invitation letter of First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri to him for a visit to Tehran. The diplomat expressed content with the growing trend of bilateral relations which can serve as an example for regional countries and emphasized the significance of respecting the sovereignty, independence, national unity and territorial integrity of all regional states, including Iraq and Syria.

The deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs reiterated, “The operations being carried out to purportedly fight terrorism and the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, which are in conflict with the said principles, undermine peace, stability and security in the region.”

The Omani official, for his part, thanked the vice president for inviting him and expressed hope that he will be able to visit at the first possible opportunity.

He also touched on the “positive” and “constructive” role of Iran in helping secure peace and stability in the region, adding, “The prevailing trust between the two countries’ leaders is of a great value which should be used to further improve bilateral relations.”  

Amir-Abdollahian also held a meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi on Wednesday. Alwavi highlighted the “influential role” of Iran in regional developments and said it is necessary that regional countries increase their cooperation in the campaign against terrorism.