TEHRAN — In an article published in the Fars news agency on Monday, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian called Iran-Oman relations “beyond brotherhood,” calling them “loyal ties.”
He also wrote, “…the prominent and effective role of the Omani Kingdom in diplomacy, dialogue and peace is respected and taken into account by the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Here is the full text of the Foreign Minister’s article.
“Oman has always sought benevolently to play a positive role in regional equations without getting into categorizations, conflicts and polarizations. Faced with regional challenges, the Islamic Republic of Iran has always considered the moderate and balanced policy of the Omani Kingdom as part of the solution. Oman, like the Islamic Republic of Iran, has spared no effort to narrow the gaps, pave the way for peace, friendship and religious brotherhood, and is a faithful friend and trusted neighbor of the people. Iranian.
Meanwhile, the prominent and effective role of the Kingdom of Oman in diplomacy, dialogue and peace is respected and valued by the Islamic Republic of Iran. The good relations between the two countries continued on the path of interaction and progress during the reign of His Highness Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, as well as during the time of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
There is no doubt that the principle of a balanced foreign policy, dynamic diplomacy and intelligent interaction between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Oman, as well as the earnest efforts of the leaders and senior officials of the two countries to develop relations, are of great importance interest of both sides. The two countries have always regarded Iran-Oman relations as a successful model of bilateral interactions. This successful model has brought no turmoil to Tehran-Muscat relations over the past decades, and we have always witnessed the development of positive and constructive relations based on the political realities of the region between the two countries. In this sense, the continuous consultations of the political leaders of the two countries have resulted in a mutual and common understanding of the relations in various bilateral, regional and international fields.
The overall development of relations, the facilitation of visas for Iranian and Omani citizens, the expansion of private sector cooperation and more competitive prices of Iranian export products in the Oman market than in the past, show the efforts of officials and activists of both countries in this area.
Considering the great indigenous capacity of the two countries, we believe that the economic relations between the two countries have a much broader capacity than the current level and with the necessary effort and planning, the ground should be further prepared to promote the economic cooperation between the two countries. .
In the political dimension, the Islamic Republic of Iran has acted at the highest level through consultations and political cooperation in regional and international affairs. The Islamic Republic of Iran considers and supports the irreplaceable role of the (Omani) Kingdom’s policies in supporting peace, avoiding tensions and helping to resolve various crises. In fact, Oman is an old friend and partner for us, which not only has vast capacities and facilities in the political and economic fields, but also, due to its geopolitical and geostrategic position, offers innumerable capacities for regional development.
We hope that the Kingdom of Oman, using its great potential and strategic position, can successfully achieve its goals within the framework of “Oman Vision 2040” and in this context, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in various economic, political and cultural dimensions, to be the friend and brother of the Kingdom of Oman.
The activation of the North-South Corridor, especially the implementation of the Iran-Oman-Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan Quartet Agreement, is in the common interest of sustainable regional development. It is certain that with the realization of these bilateral and multilateral plans, in addition to the economic development of the two countries, the ties of friendship and brotherhood in the region will be stronger and more stable.
From the beginning of its activity, the new government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the initiative of the “neighborhood policy” and the priority given to “regional policy” and “foreign policy oriented towards the ‘Asia’ the center of its foreign policy and its diplomatic approaches. Strengthening mechanisms based on dialogue and cooperation, emphasizing commonalities, good neighborliness and dealing with factors disrupting security and stability in the region are among the main issues of the Islamic Republic’s foreign relations. from Iran.
The visit of Ayatollah Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran, to a friendly and brotherly country, Oman, at the official invitation of His Highness Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, is another sign of determination and will commitment of both countries to establishing lasting security and developing the region. We warmly shake hands with our neighbors and friends.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visited Muscat on Monday. During his meeting with the leader of Oman, Raisi described the Sultanate of Oman as a “sincere and reliable friend” and said that the willingness of the two countries to develop and emerge ties was very important.
He also said the “political trust” between Iran and Oman had reached a “new stage”.
For his part, the Sultan of Oman said, “We extend the hand of friendship to the neighboring country and friend of Iran.”
The Omani leader also said that the level of commercial ties between the two countries is not commensurate with the level of political cooperation.
“For the promotion of trade, we need new planning,” Haitham bin Tariq Al Said suggested.