“There are huge capacities among intellectuals, cultural, artistic, and sports figures in Iran, and we are interested in strengthening and developing cooperation with Oman,” he said during a meeting with Oman’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Sayyid Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tarik, Mehr News Agency reported.
“Iran and Oman have good political and economic relations, and this creates a good platform for the development of cultural and sports cooperation,” Najafi-Khoshroudi added.
The ambassador also voiced Iran’s readiness for holding joint events such as cultural weeks, competitions, and sports camps as well as making films and series with Oman.
The Omani minister, for his part, welcomed the Iranian side’s suggestions and expressed hope that a new page will be turned in the bilateral cultural and sports cooperation between Tehran and Muscat.
On October 6, the two sides held a webinar on the ways to strengthen Iran-Oman tourism cooperation, to share experiences and actions to combat COVID-19. Iran’s Deputy Tourism Minister Vali Teymouri and Oman’s Undersecretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism Maitha Saif Majid Al Mahrouqi took part in the webinar.