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Iranian FM discusses ties with Sultan Qaboos of Oman
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep1(223).jpgTEHRAN – Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman has received a message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani about the good relations binding the two friendly countries and means of promoting them in various fields, in addition to a number of issues of common concern, according to Oman News Agency. 
 
The message was conveyed to the sultan by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, envoy of the Iranian president, when Sultan Qaboos gave an audience to him at Bait Al Barakah late on Sunday.
 
The audience was attended by Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Iranian Ambassador to Oman Ali Akbar Sibeveih, and the delegation accompanying the guest.
 
During the audience, Zarif conveyed greetings and best wishes of the Iranian president to the sultan and the Omani people. Sultan Qaboos asked Zarif to convey his greetings along with his best wishes to the Iranian president and the friendly Iranian people. 
 
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Zarif told the Omani sultan, “The Islamic Republic of Iran have great respect for Oman as a good neighbor in line with its principled policy which is based on good neighborliness and attaching importance to relations with regional countries.” 
 
He also said that Iran was keen to expand its relations with the sultanate in various areas. 
 
The Iranian foreign minister also held a separate meeting with his Omani counterpart, during which the two officials emphasized the necessity of consultation between the two countries on regional issues.  
 
During the meeting, the nuclear deal between Iran and the West was hailed as a great step toward confidence-building in the region. 
 
Iran and the six major powers reached a historic deal on November 24, according to which Tehran will offer some concessions in exchange for limited relief from the sanctions imposed on the country. 
 
EP/PA 
 
 

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