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Oman, Iran to increase flights between both countries

In the agreement, Tehran and the Sultanate decided to increase the number of flights between the two countries from 14 to 30 flights weekly

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Iran and Oman have signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the aviation industry, the Emirati daily news website Gulf News reported Friday.

In the agreement, Tehran and the Sultanate decided to increase the number of flights between the two countries from 14 to 30 flights weekly and to open the sky to operate cargo flights without any restrictions on the number of flights.

The two countries also agreed on executing a gas pipeline project expected to be ready by 2016.

Iran will invest $4 billion (Dh14.7 billion) in the industrial port of al-Duqm and assist in building a number of important projects in the Sultanate, Ali Akbar Sibawaih, the Ambassador of Tehran to the Sultanate said, according to the website.

The MoU between the Sultanate and the Islamic Republic was signed at the Public Authority for Civil Aviation on Thursday at the conclusion of a two-day talk session.