"Sultan of Oman's upcoming visit to Tehran will boost the partnership and cooperation between the two countries," the Iranian Ambassador to Muscat has said.

Iran PressMiddle East: Ali Najafi made the remarks ahead of a visit by Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq to Tehran in an interview with Oman News Agency.

"Sultan Haitham bin Tariq's visit to Tehran and his meeting with high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran will further increase the partnership and cooperation between Iran and Oman," Najafi said.

He further said, "In line with the interests of the two countries, there is always fraternal coordination and consultation at the levels of bilateral, regional, and international relations."

The Iranian diplomat referred to the economic and commercial relations between Iran and Oman and said that the economic and trade relations between Iran and Oman have witnessed a growing trend in the past years.

"Trade between Iran and Oman has tripled in the past 2 years and reached 2 billion dollars," the Iranian envoy pointed out, adding, "Last year we saw a 60 percent growth in trade relations."

Referring to the available capacities and potentials in the air and sea transport sector and the geographical location of the two countries, Najafi added, "There are great and promising opportunities for the development of cooperation and trade and transit between the two nations."

Najafi stated that the Sultanate of Oman has a special place in Iran's foreign policy. "In addition to historical, cultural, and religious relations and commonalities, there is a broad perspective for promoting political, economic, international, and regional cooperation between the two countries."

"The Islamic Republic of Iran always welcomes Oman's balanced and influential role in the region and the world," he said, adding, "There is mutual trust at the highest levels of the two countries and we have always welcomed Oman's wise and benevolent initiatives."

Sultanate of Oman's office announced that the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said will have a 2-day trip to Iran on Sunday.