EghtesadOnline: Oman could serve as an important bridge between Iran and Africa and a gateway for the Islamic Republic to export its products to markets in the Continent, a trade official in this northern Iranian province announced on Saturday.
“Tehran and Muscat have maintained cordial ties from years ago, and this has prepared the grounds for the two countries to further bilateral relations in various fields, particularly in trade cooperation,” Rahim Bana-Molaei, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of Alborz Province, said.
In a meeting with a visiting senior Omani official from the country’s Port of Sohar, where a number of businesspersons from the private sector were also present, Bana-Molaei noted that Muscat is among Tehran’s friends, IRNA reported.
“Oman can well serve as a place for Iranian businessmen to transfer foreign exchanges,” the official added.
“Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia by launching a widespread propaganda campaign against Iran is encouraging the Arab countries in the region to boycott Iranian products,” he said.
However, he stressed, Iran with the help of friendly countries, like Oman, can export its products to markets in the Arab world.
Now, the markets in the two countries of Iraq and Syria are full of different kinds of Iranian-made commodities.