Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi
On July 10, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi who is in Moscow on a working visit.
During the conversation the officials praised the high level of Russia-Oman political dialogue that is invariably characterised by similar or identical approaches of Moscow and Muscat to important regional and international issues. They emphasised the need to settle the persisting crises in the Middle East as soon as possible by political means, on the basis of national consensus and in strict conformity with the principles of international law and the UN Charter.
The officials also reviewed the main issues for the further steady development of the range of traditionally friendly Russian-Omani relations, including expansion of trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. They expressed the common view that consolidation of versatile bilateral ties meets the long-term interests of Russia and Oman and helps ensure security and stability in the Middle East.
On the same day, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a regular round of bilateral consultations with Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Al Busaidi.