July 28, 2019 / 2:27 PM / 23 days ago

Oman, Iran cooperating on navigation in Hormuz: Oman minister

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani meets with Oman's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in Tehran, Iran, July 28, 2019. Official President website/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman and Iran were cooperating on navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, Oman’s minister in charge of foreign affairs said on Sunday after meeting Iranian officials in Tehran.

Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah added that there is a need for all parties to maintain contact to avoid more incidents in the world’s busiest shipping lane, speaking in an interview with Omani state TV.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi and Lisa Barrington; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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