Sultanate, Netherlands Hold Talks

Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister

Responsible for Foreign Affairs received in his office today Johanna

Brandt, Secretary General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry in the

Netherlands, currently visiting the Sultanate within the framework of

the regular political consultations between the two countries.

The meeting stressed the strong historic relations and the importance

of the existing cooperation and partnership between the two friendly

countries and peoples.

The meeting also touched on several political issues of common


Meanwhile, the 25th round of the political consultations between the

two countries were held at the General Diwan of the Foreign Ministry.

The Omani side was chaired by Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud

al-Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, while the Dutch

side was chaired by Johanna Brandt, Secretary General of the Foreign

Affairs Ministry.

During the session, the two sides dealt with scope of strengthening

the bilateral relations and enhancing cooperation in various promising

areas of common interests, particularly the economic, trade and

investment fields, as well as supporting the partnership at the

commercial and private sector level.

The two sides stressed their keenness on promoting the cooperation

opportunities in the areas of water management, logistics and clean

energy. At the diplomatic and political level, the two sides exchanged

views on several challenges, current regional and international issues,

and the efforts exerted to solve these issues through peaceful means,

as well as dialogue and political negotiations.

The session was attended by a number of officials at the ministry, the

Dutch appointed-ambassador to the Sultanate and the delegation

accompanying the guest.

Source: Oman New Agency