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Saudi-Omani relations: towards new phase of prosperity

Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tariq was invited on a state visit to Saudi Arabia by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to deepen the distinguished bilateral relations between them.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding for establishing a Saudi-Omani Coordination Council led by the two nations’ foreign ministers to improve bilateral cooperation in a variety of disciplines was warmly welcomed by both parties.

They also agreed to instruct the relevant authorities to expedite the inauguration of the direct land route and the border port, which will aid in the easy flow of persons and supply chains between the two nations.

They reaffirmed their commitment to accelerate economic cooperation by stimulating the public and private sectors to achieve high-quality trade and investment exchanges. Those should meet the aspirations of both peoples and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and Oman’s Vision 2040 goals.

Because of the benefits at the local, regional, and global levels, the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the domains of environment, food security, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Green Middle East programme.

The two sides applauded the efforts of the OPEC Plus countries, led by the Kingdom and including the Sultanate of Oman, which resulted in the stability and balance of oil markets, despite weak demand caused by the waves of the Corona pandemic, which continues to afflict a broad section of the world.

They also applauded the Group of Twenty’s decision to deepen collaboration on implementing the circular carbon economy strategy, approved as an integrated and comprehensive framework to address the difficulties posed by greenhouse gas emissions.

The two parties agreed to keep working together on the Yemeni issue to find a comprehensive political solution to the situation based on the Gulf Initiative and its administrative structure, the Yemeni National Dialogue Conference, and UN Security Council Resolution No 2216.

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