MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, held a round of official talks at Al Alam Palace on Tuesday.
At the outset of the session, His Majesty the Sultan once again welcomed HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman and wished him and his official delegation a pleasant stay in the Sultanate of Oman. The Saudi Crown Prince expressed his gratitude to His Majesty for the warm reception and hospitality accorded upon his arrival.
The session reviewed various aspects of bilateral cooperation, ways to consolidate ties between the peoples of the two countries and means of realising their aspirations. The two sides also exchanged views about issues of common concern.
The session was attended from the Omani side by HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, HH Sayyid Asaad bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs, Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, HH Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidy, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Gen Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani, Minister of the Royal Office, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidy, Minister of Interior (Head of the Mission of Honour), Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidy, Foreign Minister, Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhy, Minister of Energy and Minerals, Qais bin Mohammed al Yousuf, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion and HH Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al Said, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Saudi Arabia.
It was attended from the Saudi side by HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of Energy, HRH Prince Turki bin Mohammad bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of Sports, HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of Interior, HRH Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Minister of the National Guard, HRH Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah al Saud, Foreign Minister, HRH Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al Saud, Minister of Culture, Dr Musaed bin Mohammed al Aiban, Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, Dr Majid bin Abdullah al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and acting Minister of Media and Abdullah bin Saud al Anazi, Saudi Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman.
HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence in Saudi Arabia, was accorded an official welcome on the occasion of his visit to the Sultanate of Oman.
Upon the arrival of the motorcade of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman at Al Alam Palace courtyard, His Majesty the Sultan accompanied the Saudi Crown Prince to the Dais of Honour where the Royal Anthem of Saudi Arabia was played, while the artillery fired a 21-gun salute for the Saudi Crown Prince.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying the Saudi Crown Prince, wishing them a pleasant stay in their second home the Sultanate of Oman. On his turn, the guest shook hands with some members of the Royal Family, Chairmen of the State Council and Majlis Ash’shura, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF) and the Royal Oman Police (ROP). After that, His Majesty the Sultan and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman proceeded to the hall where they took Arabian coffee. — ONA