Muscat, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem held on Thursday talks with his Omani counterpart Yusuf bin Alawi on the crisis in Syria.
Al-Moallem’s visit was upon the invitation of Alawi, who, along with senior officials at the Omani Foreign Ministry, received al-Moallem and the delegation accompanying him upon their arrival in Muscat in the morning.
The talks, which were held at the Omani Foreign Ministry’s building, discussed in depth the details of the crisis in Syria and the regional and international roles involved in it, in addition to touching upon the bilateral relations.
The views of both sides converged that time has come for unifying constructive efforts to put an end to the crisis in Syria on the basis of fulfilling the aspirations of the Syrian people in combating terrorism, establishing security and stability and maintaining Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The two sides agreed to continue cooperation and coordination to realize the common goals of their countries’ peoples and leaderships.
Minister al-Moallem conveyed during the meeting President Bashar al-Assad’s greetings to the Sultan of Oman Qaboos and his wishes for continued success.
Al-Moallem went to Muscat after he ended a visit to Tehran, where he held talks with senior Iranian officials and discussed with them the latest developments in Syria and the issue of combating terrorism.
Manar al-Frieh/Haifa Said