Muscat, 7 February 2024 (TDI): As per the latest developments, Oman’s Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi contacted India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr. Subrahmanya Jaishankar, to discuss regional affairs.
During the phone call, they discussed bilateral ties between both allied states, which have made outstanding progress in a variety of areas.
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Furthermore, Oman’s foreign minister discussed the regional situation, emphasized the importance of the ceasefire in Gaza. Additionally, he pledged to send relief to those in need in the war-torn area. He also stressed the importance of the two-state solution.
In a statement following the call, Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi declared, “It was good to talk with Dr. Subrahmanya Jaishankar.”
“We shall keep in close touch on the regional situation, with a strong focus on supporting a ceasefire, de-escalation, humanitarian assistance, and a two-state solution,” he added.
Commitment to dialogue
According to Oman’s Foreign Minister, Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi, the discussion focused on the current situation in West Asia and conflicts in the Red Sea. However, both ministers committed to staying in regular contact to continue dialogue in this regard.
In solidarity with Gaza, the Houthis have targeted commercial ships in the Red Sea belonging to Israeli companies or transporting goods to and from Israel.
Additionally, the Iran-aligned militia, the Houthi rebels have stated that they will not stop fighting until Israel halts the conflict in Gaza.
Just recently, the US and UK initiated air and surface strikes against Houthi locations in Yemen, including the use of fighter jets.
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Meanwhile, military operations against the Houthis in Yemen occurred a day after the US carried out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on Iranian-linked militia sites there.
Reportedly, in the previous week, the Minister of External Affairs, Dr. S. Jaishankar, reiterated that India is concerned about the continuous tension in the Red Sea. Highlighting the importance of coordinated efforts to address the basic causes of regional unrest.