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Iran-Oman ties important to regional peace: Rouhani


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has highlighted the important position of Oman in the region, calling for more cooperation to restore regional peace.

“The senior officials of both countries must try to further expand and deepen the bilateral relations,” the Iranian president said in a meeting with the visiting Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said in Tehran on Sunday.

“Tehran-Muscat cooperation is very effective and important in order to restore peace and stability to the region and the Islamic Republic of Iran seeks to pursue this policy in cooperation with other regional countries,” Rouhani stated.

The Omani ruler, for his part, hailed amicable ties between Tehran and Muscat and called for bolstering trade and economic cooperation.

Sultan Qaboos expressed readiness to increase trade ties with Iran through the North-South Corridor which is currently being established by Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

President Rouhani and Sultan Qaboos also discussed major regional and international issues.

The Omani ruler arrived in Tehran at the head of a high-ranking delegation on a three-day official visit on Sunday as the first head of state to visit Iran since Rouhani took office on August 4, 2013.

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