News ID: 115468
Publish Date : 26 May 2023 - 23:15

Oman’s Sultan Due in Tehran Sunday to Boost Ties

TEHRAN – An upcoming visit by Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said to Tehran will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries, the Iranian ambassador to Muscat says.
Speaking to the official Oman News Agency (ONA), Ali Najafi said Iran and Oman have enjoyed brotherly and continuous coordination and consultation regarding bilateral, regional and international relations.
“In addition to the historical, cultural and religious ties and commonalities, there is a broad prospect for promoting political, economic, international and regional cooperation between the two countries,” he added.
“Sultan Haitham’s trip to Tehran and his meeting with our high-ranking officials will further enhance the partnership and cooperation between Iran and Oman.”
Referring to growing Iran-Oman economic relations, the envoy said the volume of trade exchange between the two countries has tripled over the past two years and reached $2 billion.
He said there are great opportunities

for the development of bilateral cooperation and trade given existing capacities in air and sea transport.
A visa waiver, he emphasized, has helped promote tourism and trade exchange, and increased the number of daily flights between various Iranian and Omani cities.
Najafi said Iran has always welcomed Oman’s balanced and influential role in regional and global arenas.
“There is mutual trust at the highest levels of the two countries and we have always welcomed Oman’s wise and benevolent initiatives,” he said.
According to the Oman News Agency, Sultan Haitham “will go on an official two-day visit to Iran... in response to an invitation from the Iranian president.”
“The visit will also touch on means of promoting cooperation between Oman and Iran in different spheres,” he said.
Sultan Haitham’s trip to Iran, scheduled for May 28-29, comes one week after his visit to Egypt.
Last year, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi paid a visit to Oman, during which the two countries signed a number of trade deals.