Salehi Leaves for Oman

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TEHRAN, May 4 (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi left Tehran for Muscat on Wednesday to discuss bilateral ties and regional issues in meetings with senior Omani officials.
During the daylong visit, the Iranian minister is slated to meet with senior Omani officials, including Omani Foreign Minister Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, to explore avenues for the expansion of ties and cooperation between the two Muslim states.

Member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Karami-Rad and Foreign Ministry's Director-General for Persian Gulf and Middle-East Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian accompany Salehi in the visit.

At the end of his visit to Oman, Salehi is expected to leave Muscat for the Turkish capital of Ankara.

On Monday, the Iranian foreign minister paid an official one-day visit to Qatar, where he held talks with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani on regional developments and bilateral ties.