Iran, Oman launch ferry service line to boot trade, tourism

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Iran and Oman, in a bid to facilitate trade and tourism between the two nations have launched a ferry service line in the Persian Gulf.

Omani Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy accompanied by other Iranian and Omani officials attended a ceremony on Sunday held to celebrate launching the maritime route linking Bandar Abbas in southern Iran to the city of Khasab on the shores of Oman.

The Khasab-Bandar Abbas ferry line provides the possibility of weekly exchange of passengers between the two countries.

There is also another ferry line linking Khasab to Shahid Bahonar Port for transportation of commodities.

Masood Pakzad, an official affiliated with the Southern province of Hormozgan Governorate General said in the ceremony held to celebrate the event that Oman can become a hub for re-exporting the Iranian commodities.

The Khasab-Bandar Abbas ferry line is going to help enhance all-out ties particularly trade ties between Iran and Oman, Pakzad said.

The route will also encourage the private sector in Oman and Iran to increase their investments in the future.

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