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Iran, Oman to extend economic ties
TEHRAN, Jan. 08(MNA) – Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade announced that Iran-Oman economic ties, particularly in the fields of oil and banking, would enter a new phase of extension.
At the end of 15th Joint Economic Commission of Iran and Oman, the two countries signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement. Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Iranian Minister, said the participation of 200 Iranian businessmen and producers in this gathering proves Iran’s will to extend its economic relations with Oman.
Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Head of Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, for his part expressed Muscat’s will to cooperate with Iran in different economic projects and said, “our aim of this collaboration is to produce competitive goods for the regional market.”
Signing the document, Tehran and Muscat will boost cooperation on oil, gas, petrochemistry, electricity, water, fishery, tourism, telecommunication infrastructures, insurance, and banking issues.
Iranian, Omani Ministers Ask Broadening of Trade Ties
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Industries, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzaeh and his Omani counterpart Ali bin Masoud Al-Sunaidi underscored the necessity for the two countries' joint efforts to further develop bilateral economic and trade relations.
The remarks were made after the 15th Joint Economic Commission of Iran and Oman meeting in Masqat on Wednesday, headed by the two ministers.
The two officials agreed in a joint press conference after the commission meeting that there are still a lot of unexplored potentials for the further expansion of bilateral trade relations.
The Omani minister said that major part of the discussion in the 15th Joint Economic Commission meeting was focused on ways and methods that should be employed at the service of boosting bilateral trade.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underlined that they attach great importance to the consolidation of Tehran's relations with the Middle-East countries, specially with the Persian Gulf littoral states, in order to protect and promote peace and security in the region.
Tehran's Ambassador to Masqat Ali Akbar Sibouyeh announced on Wednesday that Iran and Oman were discussing plans to lift visa requirements in a reciprocal move.
"Iran and Oman enjoy highly good relations and no economic, trade or political issue can impair the two countries' ties," Sibouyeh told reporters.
"The two countries are in talks over lifting visa requirements and developing trade relations," he added.
Noting that the volume of trade exchanges between Iran and Oman stood at $1bln, Sibouyeh said that the agreement to build gas pipeline between the two countries would soon be implemented after preliminary works by the technical committees are complete.
Envoy: Iran to Build Hospital Complex in Oman
The hospital complex will also include a four-star hotel for the convenience of patients and specialists, Sibeveih said at a press conference on Monday.
The 400-bed hospital will be equipped with the latest medical facilities and has the potential to become a hub for patients from Oman and other Persian Gulf countries, he was quoted by the Times of Oman as saying.
Around 400 to 500 people will be working at the hospital, a majority of whom would be Iranians, he said, adding that the facility will also create many job opportunities for Omani nationals.
Iranian medical doctors based in Germany, the US and Britain will also visit the hospital on a regular basis to perform certain operations, Sibeveih noted.
The construction of the complex will begin soon, Sibeveih said, adding that there will be a well-equipped training department for Omani nurses and doctors as well.