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Iran and Oman have Agreed to Create a Strategic Cooperation Document

In the context of strengthening bilateral relations, the Presidents of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, and Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik, urged government officials to take the necessary steps for preparing the strategic cooperation document across multiple sectors and endorse it in a way that integrates cooperation for mutual benefit.

In the final statement of the Sultan of Oman’s two-day official visit to Iran, Ebrahim Raisi and Haitham bin Tariq Al Said emphasized the constructive role of the two countries private sectors in expanding the horizons of economic cooperation and expressed satisfaction with the continuous increase in trade exchanges and investments.

According to the statement, they welcomed the signing of agreements and MOUs in economic, commercial,  investment, energy, transit, and cultural fields, as well as the need to activate existing bilateral agreements and collaborate to reach new agreements that promote shared goals.

Furthermore, the statement reads that, in keeping with the strong historical ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Sultanate of Oman, it emphasizes the mutual respect between the two countries’ heads and the strong bilateral relations established on the principles of good neighborliness, brotherhood, and cultural and religious foundations.

While expressing contentment with the high level of bilateral ties, the two sides highlighted the ongoing development of these relations, particularly following the visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Oman last year at Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said’s invitation.

The parties expressed their desire for the future development of relations by emphasizing the creation of joint committees and the communication of working groups and other meetings with the goal of furthering the growth of relations.

President Raisi stated during a meeting of high-level officials from Iran and Oman that cooperation between the two countries had progressed beyond the commercial stage to the investment stage.

He cited the two countries’ capacities and potentials in industries such as trade, communications, road and rail lines, military and security, financial and monetary exchanges, maritime transport and transit, and energy as viable areas for growing cooperation.

The Omani sultan stated that the degree of bilateral communication and regional cooperation between the two nations had significantly improved after Raisi’s visit to Muscat. He noted that while the number of commercial exchanges has doubled, given the two nations’ diverse potentials and grounds, the two sides still have a long way to go to elevate ties to a more favorable level.

While exchanging views on some regional and international issues, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Sultan of Oman emphasized the importance of advantageous initiatives in various security, economic, political, and cultural fields for maintaining peace and stability and political consultations and continued consultations between the two nations were acknowledged.

The participants encourage the extension of the region’s dialogue culture to solve problems and strengthen relationships between neighboring countries in a way that delivers stability, peace, and prosperity, as well as the wishes of the region’s countries.