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Iran’s president arrives in Oman for official visit

Visit is first by Iran’s president to Oman since he came to power last year

Ibrahim Al-Khazen   | 23.05.2022
Iran’s president arrives in Oman for official visit

ANKARA

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived Monday in the Omani capital, Muscat, for his first visit to the Gulf state since he assumed power last year.


Raisi was welcomed upon arrival by Sultan Haitham bin Tariq amid an official ceremony, the Oman News Agency reported.


Raisi said in pre-departure statements cited by the state news agency IRNA that his visit to Oman aims to improve relations with neighboring countries.


Oman represents “great importance” to Iran, he added.


"Trade relations between Iran and Oman will certainly improve in various fields, including transportation, energy and tourism,” he said, adding that a memorandum of understanding will be signed between the two countries during his one-day visit.


“Regional cooperation and dialogue will ensure security for our region," the Iranian leader said.


In February, Raisi made a similar visit to Qatar. Both Oman and Qatar are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which also comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

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