Oman’s sultan to travel to Iran after an Egypt visit

Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said will travel to Iran on Sunday for a two-day visit, Oman state TV said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Sultanate of Oman announced that Sultan Haitham will travel to Tehran in order to strengthen the ties of friendship and good neighborly relations, IRNA reported.
According to the statement, the visit takes place in response to the invitation of Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.
“This trip is in line with the continuation of consultation and coordination between the two sides in order to discuss various developments in the regional and international arenas,” it added.
The Iran trip takes place a few days after Sultan Haitham paid a visit to Egypt.
Informed diplomatic sources suggest that Cairo is ready to raise the level of relations with Tehran following the Sultan of Oman’s visit to the country.
Referring to the recent meeting between the Sultan of Oman and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, some informed diplomatic sources reported that the restoration of Tehran-Cairo relations was among the most important issues discussed in the meeting, New Arab reported.
Now, Cairo is once again prepared to raise the level of diplomatic relations with Tehran to the level of ambassador as the current diplomatic representation in the two countries is at the level of Chargé d’affaires, the sources told the New Arab.
The sources also noted that the Sultan of Oman’s visit to Egypt and his meeting with el-Sisi could soon lead to great improvements in Iran-Egypt relations.
Earlier on May 15, Fadahossein Maleki, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that Iran and Egypt are on track to restore diplomatic relations and reopen their respective embassies.


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