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2021-December-27  17:16

FM: Iran Ready for Talks with Regional States to Promote Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined his country’s commitment to negotiations to resolve problems and enhance relations with the regional states.

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Omani Deputy Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalifa Al Harthy in Tehran on Monday.

He said that expansion of Iran’s relations with the neighboring countries is the priority of the Iranian president’s foreign policy, adding that Oman has a special place in Iran's foreign policy.

Amir Abdollahian also emphasized the need for the two sides to make effort to enhance bilateral and trade relations.

He said that Iran is committed to negotiations and adopting political solutions for the bilateral and regional problems, expressing Iran’s readiness for negotiations with regional countries to promote bilateral relations. 

Iran’s top diplomat expressed hope that with the efforts of all countries in the region, specially Iran and Oman, the necessary ground will be prepared for the end of the Yemeni crisis.

Al Harthy who has traveled to Tehran to participate in the meeting of the Joint Strategic Consultation Committee, for his part, expressed the hope that the Yemeni crisis would end as soon as possible, adding that his country welcomes and supports peaceful ways to reduce regional problems.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri Kani underlined the necessity for regional countries to resolve their problems through dialogue, cooperation and coordination among themselves.

Baqeri Kani made the remarks in Tehran in the 8h meeting of the Joint Strategic Consultation Committee of Iran and Oman that was held in the presence of the Omani deputy foreign minister.

He also pointed to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two countries, expressing satisfaction with the level of relations between Iran and Oman. 

Baqeri Kani also expressed the hope that the existing problems would be resolved based on dialogue between the countries of the region.

Sheikh Khalifa al-Harthy, for his part, referred to the pivotal role of Iran in regional developments and said that his country, as in the past, is interested in developing bilateral and regional relations.

He added that Oman considers peaceful paths necessary for peace and tranquility in the region.

Iran-Oman relations, which have regional and trans-regional influences, will continue, Sheikh Khalifa al-Harthy noted. 

In addition to bilateral issues, the two sides discussed various regional and international issues, including the Vienna talks, the need for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, and the region's need for dialogue.

At the end of the meeting, the minutes of the 8h meeting of the Joint Strategic Consultation Committee of Iran and Oman was signed by the deputy foreign ministers of the two countries.