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Oman steps up mediation in Yemen

30 Mar 2021

At the behest of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, Oman is exerting efforts in close coordination with Saudi Arabia, the UN and the US envoys to Yemen, and the Yemeni parties concerned to hammer out a comprehensive political solution to the ongoing crisis. 

Oman hopes that these contacts will achieve the desired results shortly to help restore in Yemen peace, security and stability and safeguard the security and interests of the region’s countries.

The US Department of State on Tuesday made a statement on His Majesty the Sultan’s support. 

‘The United States thanks His Majesty Sultan Haitham and our partners in the Foreign Ministry of Oman for their support.’

 

HM receives call from Saudi crown prince 

 

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received a phone call from Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. 

During the call, they reviewed the ‘Green Middle East’ initiative announced by the crown prince, which aims to plant 50bn trees in partnership with the countries of the region. It will be the largest afforestation programme in the world and contribute to preserving the environment and sustaining renewable sources.

 

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