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Iran, Oman seek expansion of ties

The Iranian foreign minister and his Omani counterpart have exchanged views on issues of mutual concern as well as regional and international subjects.

During a meeting which was held on the sidelines of the 13th Iran-Oman Joint Economic Cooperation Commission in the Omani capital of Muscat on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki elaborated on the latest developments in Iran-Oman relations.

The Iranian official also highlighted the Islamic Republic’s will for improvement of the two states’ relations in the political and economic sectors, Mehr news agency reported.

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah had earlier called for a meeting with Mottaki in an effort to address and resolve ongoing problems in the Middle East.

The Omani minister, for his part, expressed delight over the trend of Tehran-Muscat cooperation within the framework of the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.

The Omani official reiterated the importance of the expansion of economic cooperation between the two Muslim countries and accepted Mottaki’s invitation to the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) meeting which is due to be held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on 8-9 December.

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