Muscat: Oman and Iran have agreed to increase the number of flights between the two countries from 14 to 30 per week.

The two countries also agreed to open the air for cargo flights to further economic cooperation. They also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the field of training, share experiences and mutual support in international forums for the benefit of the two countries.

The decision came after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the General Authority for Civil Aviation on the regulation of air transport services on Thursday.

Ali Akbar Sibawaih, the Ambassador of Iran to the Sultanate, said recently that Iran would invest $4 billion (Dh14.7 billion) in the industrial port of Al Duqm and assist in building a number of mega projects in the Sultanate.

Iran and Oman also agreed to execute the gas pipeline project between the two countries, which is expected to be ready by 2016.

A modern hospital equipped with latest facilities will be built in Oman and a Persian language centre will be opened in Muscat soon.