Visit to explore areas that serve joint interests and meet aspirations of the two countries
Muscat – President Abdul Fattah el Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt arrived on an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman on Monday.
His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik led the welcoming party for the Egyptian President. When the jet of President Sisi touched ground at the Royal Airport, His Majesty the Sultan met the guest at the foot of the ramp, welcoming him and wishing him and the accompanying delegation a pleasant stay in Oman.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan and the Egyptian President proceeded to the reception hall, passing through two rows of guard of honour of Royal Guard of Oman (RGO).
After a short stay, the motorcade of His Majesty the Sultan and President Sisi headed to Al Alam Palace for an official reception ceremony.
Before arrival of the main vehicle of the motorcade at Al Alam Palace, a squadron of cavalry lined the two sides of the road heading to the gate of the palace.
Upon arrival of the motorcade at Al Alam Palace, the RGO band played a welcoming tune to the accompaniment of trumpets.
After that, His Majesty the Sultan accompanied President Sisi to the Dais of Honour where the National Anthem of Egypt was played, while the artillery fired a 21-gun salute for the guest.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying the Egyptian President, welcoming them and wishing them a pleasant stay.
On his turn, President Sisi shook hands with some members of the Royal Family, Chairman of the State Council, ministers, commanders of Sultan’s Armed Forces and Royal Oman Police.
Alongside His Majesty the Sultan, President Sisi was received by Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of Diwan of Royal Court, Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Nu’mani, Minister of Royal Office, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad a Busaidi, Foreign Minister, Sultan bin Salim al Habsi, Minister of Finance and Head of the Mission of Honour, Abdullah bin Nassir al Rahbi, Ambassador of Oman to Egypt and its Permanent Delegate to the Arab League, and Khalid Abdul Halim Radi, Ambassador of Egypt to Oman.