TEHRAN (Iran News) – Oman’s Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology Eng. Said Hamound Al Ma’awali received in his office Alireza Peyman-Pak, Deputy Minister for Industry, Mining and Trade of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The two sides reviewed areas of cooperation in the fields of transport, communications and information technology and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two countries.
During the meeting, the two sides also emphasized the need for developing cooperation in the field of maritime transportation and also regional and trans-regional transit.
Iran and Oman also agreed to hold a joint Working Group on maritime transportation.
The meeting was attended by Eng. Khamis Mohammed Al Shamakhi, Undersecretary for Transport.
Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) received on Tuesday a business delegation from the Islamic Republic of Iran, headed by Peyman-Pak.
Eng. Ridha Juma Al Saleh, Chairman of OCCI’s Board of Directors said that the visit reflects the keenness of Oman and Iran to enhance relations and trade exchange.
Al Saleh added that B2B meetings between business-people and representatives from the private sectors of the two countries will contribute to broadening the horizons of joint businesses and investments in lucrative sectors.
The trade exchange between the two countries, Al Saleh said, reached $306.043 million by June 2020. Omani exports reached $175.207 million, while Iranian imports stood at $130.836 million.
In his turn, the Iranian Deputy Minister for Industry, Mining and Trade said that the Iranian side is keen to achieve higher rates of trade exchange as his country is striving to resolve the challenges facing Omani businesspeople in Iran.
As the visit of Iranian President to Oman approaches, the Deputy Minister of Industry arrived in Omani capital of Muscat at the head of a high-ranking trade delegation consisting of 30 private companies, representatives of Ports and Maritime Organization and the Export Guarantee Fund of Iran (EGFI) and were welcomed by Omani officials.