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Rouhani to visit Oman soon
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at1(130).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to pay an official visit to the Persian Gulf country of Oman in the near future. 
 
Rouhani “will travel to Oman soon following Sultan Qaboos’ invitation. 
 
Iran-Oman joint efforts could help unite the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE),” the Iranian president wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.
 
He was referring to the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) resolution, which he had proposed during his speech at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September. It was overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly in December. 
 
The WAVE resolution urges all countries to unite against “violent extremism” in all its forms, including sectarian violence. 
 
Times of Oman on Wednesday quoted Iranian Ambassador Ali Akbar Sibeveih as saying that Oman would be the first country in the Persian Gulf that Rouhani would be visiting given exemplary relations between the two countries. “He will arrive in Oman in the very near future,” the ambassador said at the time. 
 
“This trip will open a new chapter in relations between the two friendly countries and will contribute to the promotion of peace, stability, and security in the region,” Ambassador Sibeveih told Times of Oman.  
 
The Omani Sultan Qaboos was the first head of state who visited Tehran for bilateral talks just few days after Rouhani was inaugurated in August last year.
 
MT/PA

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