Dec 02, 2019 15:14 UTC
  • Iran’s Zarif, Omani counterpart meet in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Omani counterpart, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, held talks in Tehran on Monday.

According to Tasnim news agency, in the meeting, the two top diplomats discussed cooperation and ties between Tehran and Muscat.  Zarif and bin Alawi also discussed the latest developments in the region and the world.

Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said played an important role in facilitating the early stages of nuclear talks between Iran and the 5+1 group which resulted in the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran and Oman have also held several joint naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in recent years.

On April 19, high-ranking military officials from Iran and Oman signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation between the two neighboring countries in various military spheres.

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