Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, in a meeting with Iran’s visiting Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday, viewed deep trust as the key element contributing to Tehran-Masqat consolidated relations. A report released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that also during the meeting, Sultan Qaboos pointed to the two countries’ consolidated political ties, and expressed hope that Iran-Oman economic cooperation would match the two sides’ political relations.
He also voiced support for any kind of idea strengthening the two nations’ relations and cooperation in economic and other areas.
“With a firm determination, we will remove every obstacle in the way of the expansion of the two countries’ ties, and we will boost our economic relations to an acceptable level,” the Omani king added.
Regarding Iraq, he expressed hope that stability and calm would be restored in that country, and further called on all states to render help in this regard.
For his part, the Iranian foreign minister voiced pleasure in the two countries’ unique political relations, and said Tehran strives to expand Iran-Oman economic ties to a degree that they could match the two sides’ political relations.
He further pointed to the results gained during the two countries’ 11th joint economic commission meeting, and said, “During the meeting, a new view was defined for economic cooperation which will cause a remarkable leap in the two countries’ economic ties in the next year.”
Mottaki also said that the new approach considers joint investments by traders and owners of capital as a top priority.