TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday felicitated Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said on the Arab country’s National Day.

In a message to Sultan Qaboos, the president congratulated the Omani nation and government on the occasion and hoped for expansion of bilateral ties in all fields in light of the two countries’ fraternity and mutual efforts and cooperation.

The Iranian chief executive also wished health and success for Sultan Qaboos and glory and prosperity for the people of Oman.

The birthday of Sultan Qaboos, November 18, is annually celebrated by the Omani nation as the country’s National Day.

Iran and Oman share age-old and close diplomatic, economic, and commercial ties.

Sultan Qaboos played an important role in facilitating the early stages of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, which led to a comprehensive deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015.