Oman’s FM leads delegation to Arab League meeting

MUSCAT: Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Sultanate of Oman has reached Cairo along with a delegation to attend the 158th Ministerial Council of the League of Arab States to be chaired by Libya which began on Tuesday.

Palestinian cause, the Arab-Israeli conflict, political developments of the Palestinian cause, support for the budget of the State of Palestine, a report on Arab water security, Israel’s theft of water in the occupied Arab territories and the occupied Syrian Arab Golan are the topics to be discussed during the session.

The draft agenda also includes a number of topics on solidarity with Lebanon, developments in Syria, Libya and Yemen, security of navigation and energy supplies in the Arab Gulf region, support for peace and development in Sudan, Somalia and the United Nations, the peaceful resolution of the Djibouti-Eritrean border dispute, and a draft resolution on the declaration of the UN Committee on Iraq’s fulfillment of the last installment of its financial obligations to the UN Compensation Commission.

Upon arrival, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi was received by Abdullah bin Nasser Al Rahbi, the Sultanate of Oman’s ambassador to Egypt and its permanent representative to the League of Arab States.

“This session is gaining importance in view of several issues related to joint Arab action and the various developments at the regional and international levels, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue, especially in light of the stalemate in the political track and developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Foreign Minister stated on his arrival and stressed on the need to find a just solution to the Palestinian issue is the key to stability in the Middle East.

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