Muscat – His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik gave an audience to Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom at Al Barakah Palace on Wednesday.
Cordial talks were exchanged and historical relations of friendship binding the two countries were also reviewed during the meeting.
Discussions also explored means of promoting these relations towards broader horizons of bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of the two countries’ peoples.
Views on several issues of interest to the two sides were also exchanged in light of the ongoing international developments.
The meeting was attended by Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, Sayyid Faisal Hamoud al Busaidi, Advisor at the Diwan of Royal Court and Bill Murray, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Oman.
Later, Elizabeth was received by Gen Sultan Mohammed al Nu’mani, Minister of the Royal Office, in his office.
Gen Nu’mani welcomed the British guest, who expressed her pride and appreciation for the cooperation and the role played by Oman in various political and security spheres, particularly the efforts made to release British citizens detained in Iran. She also commended the strong historical
relations binding Oman and the UK.
Gen Nu’mani thanked the British guest for her efforts in enhancing the existing relations between the two countries.