Amir-Abdollahian: Relations between Iran, Oman long-standing
Iran's Foreign Minister visits Oman to hold talks with officials, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations and discussing issues of common interest.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described the relations between his country and the Sultanate of Oman as "long-standing and stable," noting that the Iranian government's new administration policy is based on strengthening relations with neighboring states.
The Iranian Foreign Minister left Tehran on Monday morning, heading to Muscat to hold talks with officials in the Sultanate of Oman with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations and discussing issues of common interest, including regional and international relations.
Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that the Islamic Republic is willing to promote political and cultural cooperation with the Sultanate to a higher level of economic and trade cooperation.
He also touched on the quadripartite agreement on reviving the transit line between Iran, the Sultanate of Oman, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, noting that Tehran seeks to further strengthen and develop cooperation with the Gulf countries on the basis of the government's view on neighborhood policy and the good changes that have happened in recent months in Iran's relations with its northern neighbors.
Last month, the Iranian Foreign Minister held talks with the Omani Deputy Minister of Foreign Khalifa Al Harthy on relations between the two countries, joint commercial cooperation, and the Yemeni crisis, during Al Harthy's visit to Tehran.
Iran calls for release of frozen Afghan assets
In another context, on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian received an Afghan delegation headed by Acting Foreign Minister Maulvi Amir Khan Muttaqi, for the first time since the formation of the current government in Kabul.
Amir-Abdollahian said Afghan people have proven that there is no foreign force capable of occupying Afghanistan, describing the Taliban leaders' statements regarding the formation of a comprehensive Afghan government as "positive."
He stressed that his country will continue to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, noting that one of the axes of the US policy is to spread discord between Afghanistan and the surrounding countries.
Amir-Abdullahian also stressed the necessity of releasing Afghan funds frozen by the US on humanitarian grounds and to help improve the economic situation of the Afghan people.