Iran, Oman to hold talks on security issues: report

09:52, January 10, 2011      

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Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar left Tehran for Muscat on Sunday to hold talks with Omani officials on bilateral security issues, local satellite Press TV reported.

"The visit is aimed at following up security agreements ( already signed between the two countries) and activating security committees," Mohammad Najjar was quoted as saying ahead of his departure to Oman on Sunday.

He referred to the strategic geographical position of Iran and Oman in the Strait of Hormuz and said "60 percent of the world's energy passes through this strait and Iran and Oman play a significant role in tightening security of the energy passage," according to the report.

Mohammad Najjar hailed growing trade ties between Iran and Oman and expressed hope the visit would open a new chapter in mutual relations, said Press TV.

Iran and Oman have also developed energy and defense cooperation since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assumed presidency in 2005.

Source: Xinhua
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