Iran, Oman ink MoU on defense co-op

Iran, Oman ink MoU on defense co-op
Tue Sep 17, 2013 19:50:23

Iran and Oman have inked a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen military cooperation.

The MoU was signed by Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Oman’s Minister Responsible for Defense Sayyid Badr bin Saud Al Busaidiat in Tehran on Tuesday at the end of their official talks.

According to the agreement, the Armed Forces of Iran and Oman would boost cooperation in the fields of education, sports, and culture.

Under the agreement, Iran and Oman will work together in tackling drug and human trafficking as well.

The Omani defense minister arrived in Iran on Monday as the head of a high-ranking delegation.

Al Busaidi held talks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani earlier on Tuesday and discussed ways to expand Tehran-Muscat relations.

In their meeting, Rouhani gave a “positive” assessment of the late August visit to Tehran by Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, saying, “With regard to the promotion of cooperation and relations with other states, the Islamic Republic of Iran gives special priority to its neighbors, particularly to the state of Oman.”

Sultan Qaboos led a high-ranking delegation to Tehran during his three-day official visit which started on August 25.


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