Muscat – Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, received Dr Hassan al Ghabbash, Health Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic, who is currently visiting the sultanate, on Sunday.
Sayyid Fahd welcomed Ghabbash, who conveyed the greetings of President Bashar al Assad of Syria to His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
The meeting touched on bilateral relations between Oman and Syria. Sayyid Fahd expressed his best wishes to the Syrian leadership and wished the Syrian people further progress and prosperity.
Ghabbash spoke about current developments in the region and efforts to handle these in a manner in consideration of the interests of all.
The meeting dealt with Oman-Syria relations and means of consolidating bilateral cooperation, notably in areas of healthcare and curative services. It discussed ways of sharing the Omani public health service system’s experience in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two sides also discussed current international developments.
Ghabbash expressed Syria’s appreciation for Oman’s stance that he described as supportive of all brethren. He commended the Omani government’s efforts to provide proper healthcare to citizens and residents and hailed the advanced level of curative services in the sultanate.
He also commended the talks he held with his Omani counterpart, saying that the positive outcome of the talks will help promote cooperation between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Dr Ahmed Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, and Dr Bassam al Khatib, Syrian Ambassador to the sultanate.