Date :Thursday, December 4th, 2014 | Time : 23:14 |ID: 13316 | Print

Official: ‘continuous cooperation’ solution to fighting extremism

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Countries Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated that the only way to confront extremism is continuous cooperation of regional countries.

“Regional countries are facing common threats, including terrorism and tribal approaches, and the only way to deal with which is continuous cooperation and consultation of regional countries,” he said in a meeting with Omani Sultanate’s Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said in Oman.

He also highlighted significance of sovereignty, independence, national unity and territorial integrity of Iraq, Syria and regional countries, and said measures taken in the name of fighting terrorism and ISIL run counter to regional security and stability.

Al Said, for his part, lauded Iran’s positive and constructive role in establishing peace and stability in the region, and said, “Trust of leaders of the two sides to each other is a valuable capital which should be used in the further expansion of bilateral ties.”

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.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani traveled to Masqat in March to confer with senior Omani officials on the latest regional and international developments as well as new ways to expand the ties between the two Persian Gulf nations.

The Iranian president underlined that Iran has always had friendly relations with Oman, adding that Tehran is currently more determined to further strengthen bilateral ties with Muscat.

He further referred to the agreements signed during Omani King Sultan Qaboos’ visit to Tehran, and said that during his two-day visit he was to follow up the implementation process of the previous agreements.





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