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Iran, Oman playing regional, global roles in Strait of Hormuz

Tehran, Iran and Oman are playing regional and global roles in Strait of Hormuz, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces for international and foreign relations Brigadier General Qadir Nezami said.

Nezami made the remarks Tuesday in a meeting with ommander Royal Navy of Oman, Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah Al Raisi which was held on the sidelines of the 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS 2018) underway in Tehran.

Iran and Oman enjoy historical and long standing relations and they play regional and international roles in Strait of Hormuz, he said.

Nezami expressed hope for developing ties to higher levels.

Iran and Oman hold important joint drills annually, he said, expressing hope for holding them with other neighboring countries.

Unfortunately, our region has become undisciplined and insecure where incidents are probable in any corner of the region, Nezami said, urging both sides to maintain cooperation.

Abdullah Al Raisi, for his part, appreciated Iran for holding IONS 2018 successfully.

Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al Said underlines promoting ties between the two countries, he said.

Oman is after establishing stability and security in the region since conflicts and insecurity affect other countries as well, he said.

He also urged regional countries to set aside conflicts.

The 6th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS 2018) started with the attendance of 35 high-profile military delegations in Tehran on Monday.

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, commonly known as IONS, is a series of biennial meetings among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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