president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi with Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said al-Said at Muscat, February 4, 2018 - Press Photo
CAIRO – 5 January 2018: In his second day in the Omani capital, Muscat, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi visited the Royal Opera House, the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
According to official statement, presidential Spokesperson Bassam Rady said that the second day of Sisi’s remarkable visit to Oman included a lot of activities in a way that deepens the relations between the two countries.
Sisi’s two-day visit to Muscat is his first since taking office in June 2014, upon an invitation from Sultan Qaboos. During a summit between Sisi and the Omani Sultan on Sunday, both leaders praised the two countries’ long relations and history.
The Sultan also valued Egypt’s role in enhancing Gulf’s stability and security, confirming the long depth of Egyptian-Omani relations of cooperation and friendship, according to Radi. Sultan Qaboos expressed hope for Sisi’s visit to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.
Sisi expressed Egypt’s appreciation to the Sultanate’s stances led by Sultan Qaboos, affirming that he is looking forward to enhance the bilateral relations as well.
Talks between the two leaders addressed economic cooperation and trade deals through the mutual committee, which will hold a meeting in Muscat soon. It also tackled the recent issues in the region, where Sultan Qaboos reviewed his vision on solving the Yemeni crisis in a way that can ease the suffering of Yemeni people. The two leaders also discussed other regional issues in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
Upon his arrival at Muscat’s Al-Alam royal palace on Sunday, Sisi was warmly welcomed by Sultan Qaboos.
Oman channel, the national television broadcaster for the Sultanate of Oman, broadcasted the great official ceremony of welcoming for President Sisi that took place at Muscat International Airport at the beginning of his three-day visit to Oman.
The ongoing visit of Sisi to Muscat topped the front pages of Omani newspapers on Sunday, expressing their hopes that this visit could strengthen ties between the two countries.
Radi pointed out that Sisi will also visit the UAE after wrapping up his visit to Oman, where he will meet high-level Emirati officials to discuss issues of mutual concern as well as the Gulf situation.
The relations between Egypt and Oman have been characteristically stable for decades.