Ramallah, 8 July 2023 (TDI): The foreign minister of the Sultanate of Oman, Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi, arrived in Ramallah, West Bank, on July 7, where he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other high officials.

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad Al-Maliki and diplomatic advisor to the President, Majdi Khaldi, warmly welcomed Oman’s minister at the Presidential Palace, highlighting the two countries’ deep respect and strong relations.

Unified efforts to resolve the Palestine issue

Sayyid Badr engaged in comprehensive talks with his Palestinian counterpart, where they discuss the current Palestinian situation and various regional and international developments.

Referring to the recent Israeli assault on the Jenin refugee camp, the two leaders called upon the international community to take appropriate measures to stop settlements and Israeli plans to annex parts of the Palestinian territories.

During the meeting, the two sides explored the methods of advancing Arab and international efforts to revive the peace process in accordance with the Arab Peace Initiative and the vision of the global community based on the principle of a two-state solution.

The Arab Peace Initiative was introduced by the late Saudi King Abdullah at the 2002 Arab League summit, providing a comprehensive plan to end the long-standing Arab-Israel conflict.

Also Read: Palestine Warns of Israeli Aggression

Moreover, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to protect the historical, legal, and religious status of the Israeli-occupied city of Jerusalem and to engage in efforts aimed at obtaining full membership for the State of Palestine at the United Nations.

With the goal of enhancing bilateral relations, the two sides concluded an agreement to form a committee for consultation and mutual cooperation.

Oman Sultan’s message to the Palestinian President

The foreign minister also conveyed a written message from the Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik, to the Palestinian president regarding the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them, in addition to reaffirming his firm support to the Palestinian people.

During his meeting with the Palestinian president, Sayyid Badr reiterated Oman’s unwavering support for the Palestinian’s right to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on the pre-1967 boundary lines.

The foreign minister also held discussions with Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Hussein Al-Sheikh, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as part of his official visit.