Muscat – The Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Norway held the third session of political consultations in Muscat on Tuesday.
The Omani side was headed by H E Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al Harithi, Undersecretary for Political Affairs in Foreign Ministry, while the Norwegian side was headed by Andreas Kravik, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the consultations, the existing bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed, and the keenness of both sides to continue developing cooperation in all fields emphasised.
A number of regional and international issues of common interest were also discussed, including the repercussions of the Israeli war on Gaza.
The session was attended by Sheikh Humaid bin Ali al Maani, Head of Global Affairs Department in Foreign Ministry, Munther bin Mahfoudh al Mandhari, Head of Europe Department in Foreign Ministry, H E Thomas Lid Ball, Ambassador of Norway to Oman, Kjersti Tromsdal, Norway’s Special Envoy to Yemen, and several senior officials from both sides.
Meeting with UN envoy
H E Harithi received Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for Yemen, in his office on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the efforts made to support the Yemeni parties to reach a political solution that would achieve security and stability for Yemen and the countries of the region were reviewed. The two also discussed the repercussions of the Israeli war against the people of Gaza and maritime navigation in the Red Sea.