Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister says regional officials should not allow foreigners to affect regional cooperation and stability.

Iran PressIran news: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi.

Referring to US President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to the region, he said that regional officials should not allow foreigners to affect regional cooperation and stability.

“We emphasize regional dialogue and cooperation,” he said. “We believe that the people of the region should decide on the future of the region.”

The White House says during a trip to the Middle East in July, Biden will see Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who was accused by American intelligence of ordering the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Amir-Abdollahian lauded Oman’s role in important regional developments and its efforts to establish peace, stability and cooperation in the region.

Referring to the visit of President Ebrahim Raisi to Oman, he described this visit as a new turning point in the relations between the two countries.

Considering the exceptional efforts of the leaders of the two countries to develop relations between Tehran and Muscat further, he stressed the need to follow up and implement the agreements.

He welcomed the Omani delegation’s visit to Tehran to pursue agreements. Iran’s top diplomat stressed the serious determination of both sides to advance cooperation.

He stressed the need to lift the humanitarian siege of Yemen completely.

Iran’s Foreign Minister also briefed his Omani counterpart on the latest developments in Vienna Talks.

Meanwhile, Albusaidi stressed the implementation of the agreements during President Raisi’s successful visit to Oman, saying: “We are confident in the new Iranian government’s approach which is based on developing relations with regional countries.”

He also pointed to the formation of a working group in the government of Oman to follow up on the recent agreements.

The two sides welcomed the continuation of the ceasefire in Yemen.


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