Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers yesterday received Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Indian Minister handed over a written message to Sayyid Fahd from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, conveying greetings and best wishes of the Indian leadership to His Majesty.
The Iranian Minister conveyed greetings and best wishes of the leadership of Iran to His Majesty the Sultan. Sayyid Fahd welcomed both the guests and their accompanying delegations.
In the meeting with S. Jaishankar, the two sides comprehensively reviewed the strong, bilateral relations between the two countries and means of promoting cooperation between them in economic and trade fields and encouraging joint ventures, in addition to reviewing a range of regional and international issues.
Dr. S. Jaishankar expressed his gratitude and that of his accompanying delegation of this visit, which comes within the framework of the constant consultation between the two countries.
He affirmed appreciation of India over the comprehensive progress and development made by the Sultanate, as well as Oman’s outstanding role in enhancing rapprochement and harmony among nations. He commended the outcomes of his meetings with officials in the Sultanate.
He also expressed satisfaction over the existing cooperation between the Sultanate and India, as well as the mutual keenness to upgrade the growing relations between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs and Munu Mahawar, Indian Ambassador to the Sultanate.
In the meeting with Iranian Minister, Sayyid Fahd discussed the existing bilateral relations between Oman and Iran and means of supporting them in many fields.
The meeting also touched on issues of common concern. Viewpoints were also exchanged on the latest developments in the regional and international arenas, as well as the efforts exerted to promote cooperation among countries for the interest of their peoples.
The meeting was attended by Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and Mohammad Reza Nouri, Iranian Ambassador to the Sultanate.