Omani Air Force Commander Meets Iranian Defense Minister

File Photo:FNA FNA13.10.2017 Oman
Omani Air Force Commander Meets Iranian Defense Minister

Omani Air Force Commander Meets Iranian Defense Minister

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Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani held separate meetings with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for International Affairs General Qadir Nezami in Tehran.

The two sides underscored the need for consolidation and enhancement of friendship and tranquility in the region and cooperation and peaceful coexistence among neighbors, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

They also referred to the friendly and historic relations and cultural commonalities between the two countries, expressing pleasure with the level of ties in different fields and describing it in line with Iran and Oman's interests and regional security.

Obaidani also held a meeting with General Nezami during which the two high-ranking officials conferred on the region’s military and strategic conditions and Tehran and Muscat’s role in the development, stability and security of the Persian Gulf and West Asia regions.

They also stressed the necessity for fighting the threat of terrorism and danger of separatism.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan called for holding more joint wargames with Oman’s military forces.

“We are interested in the further deepening and expansion of relations, especially in the military field, given the two countries’ commonalities,” General Pourdastan said in a meeting with Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani.

“We hope to design mechanisms so that interactions and cooperation in different fields, including the exchange of students at different levels and staging joint ground, air and naval drills, will increase,” he added.

General Pourdastan underlined that the regional states are able to resolve their problems and establish security in the region without taking any help from foreigners. 

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