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
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