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Pompeo reaffirms close partnership between Oman and US

28 Apr 2020

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that he was happy to speak again with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik on Monday evening. 

In a tweet, Pompeo said that the call touched on the ongoing US-Omani efforts to combat COVID-19 as well as continuing strong partnership between both the countries. 

“Great to speak again with His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik. We discussed our continued efforts to combat and mitigate COVID-19,” Pompeo said. 

He affirmed that the United States of America will continue its strong partnership with Oman. “We will continue our strong partnership with Oman to advance prosperity, security, commerce, and stability in the region,” Pompeo added. 

About the phone call, spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, US Department of State, said, “Secretary Pompeo and His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik discussed US and Omani efforts to contain and mitigate COVID-19. Secretary Pompeo thanked the Sultan for Oman’s strong partnership with the United States, and discussed the importance of our continued cooperation to advance prosperity, security, commerce, and stability in the region.” 

Earlier this year, Pompeo met His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik in Oman, during the top American diplomat’s final stop in a tour of African and Gulf states.

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