Iranian, Omani chiefs of law enforcement forces meet


Muscat : Visiting Iranian Police Chief Ismail Ahmadi- Moghaddam heading a high ranking delegation in the first round of talks with his Omani counterpart on Sunday announced Iran’s readiness to upgrade bilateral cooperation in law enforcement and security fields.

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Ahmadi-Moghaddam, who is also Secretary General of Iran’s Anti-drug Headquarters, told General Malik Suleiman al-Muammari that in recent years Iran’s law enforcement forces have managed to reduce to the minimum the number of illegal border crossings into Oman by using sophisticated equipment and boosting frontier patrols.

He also pointed to efforts made by Iranian forces to counter drug traffic, resulting in a considerable decrease of drug transfer from Iranian frontiers into the Oman Sea.

The Iranian official expressed Iran’s willingness to share their experience in anti-drug activities with Omani counterparts and to upgrade two-way cooperation in this regard.

The Omani general who heads police forces and customs in his country referred to the political will of the leaders of both countries to have two-way comprehensive cooperation, and said that the Sultanate of Oman regards no limits in working with Iran in law enforcement and security issues.

He underlined the need for direct contacts between Iranian and Omani authorities for making coordinated efforts to check illegal border crossing and confront drug traffic.

General al-Muammari praised the activities of Iranian police in these fields and said the unique Iran-Oman relations have set a good example for other countries of the region.

The two sides expressed their satisfaction with the achievements of the joint technical frontier committee which have resulted in a decline in cross border illegal activities.