Syria President Meets Oman Sultan In Official Visit To Muscat

Tuesday 21 February 2023 - 17:37

ISWNews Analysis Group – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Omani capital Muscat on Sunday and held talks with Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said.

The Omani Sultan offered his condolences on the death of many Syrian citizens in the recent earthquake, underlining that his country will continue supporting Damascus in order to leave behind the consequences of the event as well as the West-imposed sanctions against the Syrian nation.

Assad, for his part, appreciated the Sultan and the Omani people for their solidarity, saying that the main gratitude is because of Oman’s support for Syria during the terrorist war on the Arab nation.

The two sides also stressed the need for expansion of bilateral cooperation in all fields, and discussed regional and international developments as well as efforts to strengthen security and stability in the region.

The Syrian president also noted that Oman has always maintained its balanced policy, and that the region needs that the country plays more active role to improve relations among Arab nations based on mutual respect and non-interference in other states’ internal affairs.

Al Said described Syria as a brotherly country, expressing hope that the ties between the war-torn country and other Arab countries will return back on track.

It is noteworthy that Oman is the only Arab littoral state of the Persian Gulf that has not severed its ties with Syria following the onset of the Syrian war in 2011. Muscat appointed Turki bin Mahmoud Al Busaidi as Oman’s Ambassador to Syria in 2020.

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