News ID: 251652
Published: 0310 GMT April 19, 2019

Oman, Iran sign military MoU

Oman, Iran sign military MoU

Omani and Iranian military officials signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the end of a six-day joint commission in the Arab country’s capital to boost cooperation at different levels.

The 15th Omani-Iranian Military Friendship Joint Committee was held in Muscat from April 14-19, Fars News Agency reported.

During the six-day event, the two sides discussed a range of topics that would contribute to strengthening military ties between the two countries.

Activities of the joint commission were also reviewed during the talks.

The military forces of Iran and Oman also held joint naval rescue and relief exercises in the waters of Oman on Thursday.

Units from the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force of Oman, as well as the Border Guard Brigade along with units from the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army and the Navy of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), took part in the drills.

Iran's Ambassador to Muscat Mohammad Reza Nouri Shahroudi, who was also present in the talks, highlighted the expansion of ties between the two neighboring nations in the area of defense and trade.

Announcing that the two neighbors plan to create a new direct shipping route by the end of this month, the diplomat said the enhancement of maritime transportation between Iran and Oman helps further strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.

 

 

   
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