His Majesty Sultan Qaboos received President Abdel Fattah al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, who arrived here on a three-day state visit to the Sultanate. An official welcome ceremony was accorded for the Egyptian President. Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the President to the reception building at Muscat Gate, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos led the welcoming party for the President. Alongside with His Majesty the Sultan, the Egyptian President was also received by 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 Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidy, Minister of Interior, Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice, and Darwish bin Ismaeel al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs.
Afterwards, His Majesty, the country’s Monarch, and his guest President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, took the motorcade surrounded by horse riders till the gate of Al Alam Palace. Upon the arrival of the motorcade of the two leaders at Al Alam Palace entrance, the Royal Guard of Oman (RGO) band played the music, while the trumpet was played upon the arrival of the motorcade of the two leaders at Al Alam Palace Guesthouse. Then, His Majesty the Sultan accompanied the Egyptian President to the Dais of Honour where the National Anthem of Egypt was played, while the artillery fired a twenty-one-gun salute for the guest.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan shook hands with members of the official delegation accompanying President Sisi of Egypt. The guest also shook hands with their Highnesses, the chairmen of the State Council and Majlis Ash’shura, ministers, commanders of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF), Royal Oman Police (ROP), and members of the Mission of Honour accompanying the guest. Later, His Majesty the Sultan and President Sisi proceeded to the hall to take coffee and exchange cordial conversations. The two leaders reviewed the good relations binding the Sultanate and Egypt, as well as the fruitful cooperation between them in various spheres that serve the common interests of both Omani and Egyptian brotherly peoples.
The meeting was attended from the Omani side by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, 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 Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al Busaidy, Minister of Interior, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs (Head of Mission of Honour accompanying the President), Shaikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah al Khalili, Minister of Justice, Darwish bin Ismaeel al Balushi, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, Dr Ali bin Ahmed al Issa’ei, Sultanate’s Ambassador to Egypt and its Permanent Delegate to the Arab League, while it was attended from the Egyptian side by the official delegation accompanying the President.
President Sisi and his delegation arrived here earlier on Sunday. The President and his delegation were received upon their arrival at the Royal Airport by HH Sayyid Fahd, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah (Head of Mission of Honour Accompanying the President), Dr Ali bin Ahmed al Issa’ei, Ambassador of Egypt to the Sultanate, and members of the Egyptian Embassy in Muscat. During his visit, the Egyptian President is accompanied by an official delegation comprising Sameh Shukri, Foreign Minister, Mustafa Sherif Mahmoud, Chief of the Egyptian President’s Office, Tariq Qabeel, Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Hala Helmy, Minister of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform, Lt Gen Mohammed Ahmed Zaki, Commander of the Republican Guard, Maj Gen Abbas Mustafa Kamil, Director of the Office of the Egyptian President and Acting Head of the General Intelligence Service, Mohammed Ahmed Fahmi, Ambassador of Egypt to the Sultanate, and a number of officials. — ONA