Iran, Oman to meet on defense cooperation

13:35, December 17, 2009      

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Iran and Oman will hold a meeting next week to promote the two countries' defense cooperation, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Iranian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that Tehran is to host the 8th Iran-Oman joint defense cooperation commission meeting next week, the report said.

The Omani officials are scheduled to meet with Iran's high ranking defense officials on issues of mutual interests during their stay in Tehran. The two sides are to review expansion of defense cooperation in various fields.

According to IRNA, the annual meetings of Iran-Oman joint defense cooperation commission are held in Tehran or Muscat rotatively.

Iran and Oman have also developed the cooperation between the two states in the field of energy since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumed presidency in 2005.

On Tuesday, Ahmadinejad said Tehran and Muscat have common interests and enemies, calling for expansion of ties and cooperation between the two countries.

Source: Xinhua
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