Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, received Prince Faisal Farhan al Saud, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), on Sunday.
At the beginning of the meeting, the guest handed over a written message for His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of KSA.
The message concerned the bilateral relations and supporting fields of joint cooperation between the two brotherly countries, as well as countries of the region. Prince Faisal also conveyed the greetings and best wishes of King Salman to His Majesty the Sultan.
Sayyid Fahd asked Prince Faisal to convey the greetings and best wishes of His Majesty the Sultan to King Salman.
The meeting reviewed current issues pertaining to supporting the Gulf Cooperation Council’s march and the latest regional and international developments, as well as issues of common concern.
The meeting was attended by Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister.
Prince Faisal arrived in Muscat on Sunday morning and was received by Sayyid Badr. A high-level US delegation was also in Muscat on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Yemen. Chris Murphy, US Senator from Connecticut and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, tweeted that he had a fruitful meeting and was hopeful of Oman playing an important role in the Yemen conflict resolution.
“US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and I had a productive meeting today in Muscat with Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister of Oman. The time is now for peace in Yemen and Oman can play a critical role,” he tweeted.
The US State Department for Near Eastern Affairs tweeted that Lenderking and Christopher Henzel, US Ambassador to Yemen, affirmed the need for a consensus to end the Houthi Marib offensive and for a comprehensive, nationwide ceasefire.
With inputs from ONA