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H M Sultan Haitham on landmark Iran visit


Visit to reflect positively on region’s stability and security, its outcome to be beneficial in regional and global arenas

Tehran, Iran – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik arrived in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday for a two-day official visit.

An official reception ceremony was held in honour of His Majesty the Sultan. Upon arrival of His Majesty the Sultan’s motorcade at the presidential building of Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Dr Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran, headed the welcoming party. The Iranian President wished His Majesty the Sultan and his accompanying delegation a happy stay.

Then, the Iranian President accompanied His Majesty the Sultan to the dais of honour, where the Omani Royal Anthem and the Iranian national anthem were played. After that, His Majesty the Sultan, accompanied by the president, inspected a guard of honour, which saluted His Majesty the Sultan.

After that, the two leaders headed to the reception building, where His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with senior members of the welcoming party from the Iranian side, including Dr Hossein Amirabdollahian, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ehsan Khandozi, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs (Head of Mission of Honour), Brigadier Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, Javad Owji, Minister of Oil, Mehrdad Bazrpash, Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili, Head of the President’s Office, Mahdi Niazi, Acting Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, Mohammad-Reza Farzin, Governor of Central Bank of Iran, Mohammed Jamshidi, Deputy Chief of Staff for Political Affairs in the President’s Office, Ali Bagheri, Deputy Minister of Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mehdi Safari, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, Ambassador of Iran to Oman.

Then, the president shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan.

Earlier, when His Majesty the Sultan arrived at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran, he was received by Mohammed Mokhber, First Vice-President of Iran, and other high-ranking Iranian officials and several members of Oman’s Embassy in the Islamic Republic.

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