Oman is voice of reason and wisdom: Turkish foreign minister

Muscat: Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs lauded the Sultanate’s foreign policy and its efforts in coming up with solutions for the regional conflicts. He described the Sultanate as a voice of reason and wisdom in the region.

In a joint press conference held at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday with Sayyid Badr Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, the Turkish Minister said that his country supports the Sultanate’s endeavours to maintain security and stability in the region.

He expressed his country’s keenness to promote relations between the two countries in various political, economic and commercial areas. He pointed out that the talks between the two sides reviewed the regional developments after the recent GCC Summit. “Turkey is a strategic partner for the GCC and it is ready to work closely with the Sultanate and the rest of the Gulf countries on regional issues,” Turkish Foreign Minister said.

He also added that the talks touched on the Palestinian cause and the developments in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

On his turn, Sayyid Badr said that the session of talks held between the two countries was fruitful as it touched on bilateral relations and means of enhancing them in the economic, tourism and cultural fields.

He added that the session covered regional and international issues of common concern, affirming that there is a great rapprochement in views between the two countries on different issues. –ONA