Muscat - His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik received Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, at Al Baraka Palace on Wednesday, according to Oman TV.
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During the meeting, the guest conveyed the greetings of President Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and his good wishes to His Majesty and the Omani people for continued progress and prosperity, praising the Omani wisdom in dealing with various regional and international issues.
His Majesty was also briefed on the vision of the Russian side regarding the current crisis with the Republic of Ukraine.
On the ongoing conflict between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Ukraine, His Majesty stressed the need to adhere to the rules of international law and to intensify efforts to reach political and diplomatic solutions through dialogue in order to save lives and take into account the humanitarian aspects, in a manner that preserves the independence, sovereignty and sound coexistence of countries and peoples.
Earlier, Lavrov arrived in the Sultanate of Oman on an official one-day visit.
Upon his arrival, He was received by Ambassador Dr. Khalid bin Saeed al Jaradi, Head of the Protocol Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a number of officials in the ministry.