Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik bin Taimour al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defense Affairs in the Sultanate of Oman, received Thursday in his office at Mu’askar Al Murtafa’ General Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (photo).
The two sides reviewed fields of the existing military cooperation between the Sultanate and the United States of America (USA). They also discussed issues of mutual interest between the two friendly countries.
The meeting was attended by Leslie M. Tsou, US Ambassador to the Sultanate and the delegation accompanying the guest, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
For his part, General Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office also received in his office the visiting Commander of the US Central Command, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, General al-Nu’amani welcomed the US official, who expressed his thanks and appreciation for the Sultanate. He also expressed his appreciation for all that enhance ties of the existing cooperation between the Sultanate and his country.
The meeting reviewed the march of the strong and historic relations binding the two sides in all fields and means of enhancing them to serve the joint interests between the two friendly countries.
It also reviewed a number of current regional and international issues, besides touching on several matters of common interest.
The meeting was also attended by the US ambassador to the Sultanate.
Earlier, His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik received Wednesday a phone call from President Donald Trump of the United States of America.
During the telephonic conversation, His Majesty and President Trump reviewed strong relations between their two friendly countries in various spheres. They also exchanged views about ongoing developments in the region.
The US President expressed his deep appreciation for the cooperation extended by the Sultanate in different fields.
On his turn, His Majesty the Sultan reaffirmed the Sultanate’s keenness on enhancing relations with the United States and upgrading them towards wider horizons.