Hamad bin Mohammed al-Dhoyani, in a meeting with a visiting delegation of Iranian library officials, referred to age-old ties between Iran and Oman and welcomed the strengthening of cultural and academic relations between Tehran and Muscat, IRNA wrote.
He pointed to the abundance of joint Omani historical documents with other countries, including India, Pakistan, Russia, the UK, and other European countries, and said, "We believe that good neighborly relations can deepen cooperation between the two countries.
"We seek to demonstrate our profound ties with other countries."
Head of Library, Museum and Document Center of Iran's Parliament Ali Emad highlighted the importance of joint scientific and historical studies with Oman, and said, "Competition in scientific and cultural collaborations enables countries to broaden relations and serves as a basis for further ties."
Head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department of Documents and History of Diplomacy Kazem Sharif Kazemi underlined the need for continuous collaboration between Iranian and Omani libraries in order to exchange experiences and documents.
The Iranian delegation is visiting Muscat to take part in a conference on Oman-UK relations upon the invitation of NRAA.
Founded in 2007, the NRAA is a subsidiary of Omani cabinet and is the body in charge of protecting national, governmental and public documents.