Saudi Gazette report
MUSCAT — Saudi Arabia’s International Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan and his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, have co-chaired on Monday, in Muscat, the primary assembly of the Saudi-Omani Coordination Council.
The council was held with the participation of officers, heads of subcommittees emanating from the council, and the heads of the Common Secretariat of the Saudi-Omani Coordination Council.
Prince Faisal indicated throughout his speech within the assembly that the Saudi-Omani relations are continuing beneath the care of two international locations’ leaders at a gentle tempo in the direction of consolidating cooperation and enhancing the regional and worldwide position.
The consolidation is in a means that contributes in establishing safety and stability within the area, and reaching the aspirations of each international locations’ individuals.
The institution of the partnership council, the holding of its first assembly, and its joint committees signify an efficient platform that frames the work of the 2 international locations, in addition to invests within the out there capabilities which Saudi Arabia and Oman take pleasure in in maximizing frequent advantages and pursuits, Prince Faisal stated.
The Saudi international minister pressured that the agreed views on all points make clear the significance of continuous ongoing coordination on bilateral, regional and worldwide points, and strengthening political session on all problems with frequent curiosity.
He indicated that Saudi Arabia is the third buying and selling accomplice of Oman, and the second largest nation that receives Omani exports.
The commerce development between the 2 international locations witnessed a surge throughout 2022 by 245%, the Saudi minister stated, noting that its quantity, over the previous 5 years, amounted to roughly $22 billion.
He additionally added that the Coordination Council and its subcommittees emanating within the political, safety, financial and funding fields are thought-about as an efficient software for deepening Saudi-Oman cooperation, together with combating terrorism, defending waterways, renewable and clear vitality.
Through the assembly, the Saudi and Omani sides reviewed the distinguished bilateral relations present between each of the international locations.
In addition they pressured the significance of the continuation of supporting and creating the bilateral coordination, and to create frequent positions in the direction of the regional and worldwide problems with frequent curiosity.
Prince Faisal and Albusaidi expressed their satisfaction with what was reached within the subcommittee conferences, which resulted within the approval of 55 initiatives that may improve cooperation between the Kingdom and the Sultanate in all fields that may additionally advance their relations to broader horizons.
The 2 sides pressured the significance of continuous to help and develop the work of the council and its subcommittees, and the need of everlasting coordination between the 2 sides.
This comes with the purpose of contributing to enhancing its effectiveness as an institutional software that frames the work of bilateral cooperation between the 2 international locations in varied fields.
The 2 sides additionally pressured the significance of following up on the implementation of the suggestions and initiatives of the subcommittees contained within the minutes of their conferences held throughout the present yr 2023, which have been carried out by the heads of the subcommittees on each side with the help and help of the Common Secretariat of the Council.
On the conclusion of the assembly, Prince Faisal and Albusaidi expressed their thanks for the efforts of the Council’s Common Secretariat. The Saudi international minister additionally expressed his aspiration for Saudi Arabia to host the second assembly of the Council.
The date that shall be agreed upon between the Saudi and Omani sides to carry the second assembly shall be decided by the Council’s Common Secretariat.
The holding of the council comes as an embodiment of the shut historic ties that deliver collectively Saudi Arabia, Oman and their peoples, and beneath the directives of the management of the 2 international locations, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman, and the Omani Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik.
It additionally comes with the intention to improve the 2 international locations’ established relations and present cooperation in all fields and ranges, in a means that meets the aspirations of each international locations’ individuals.
Moreover, the convening of the council comes according to the targets of building the Saudi-Omani Coordination Council, represented in consolidating cooperation, interconnection and integration between the 2 international locations, by its subcommittees emanating from it in varied political, safety, financial, funding, cultural, media, tourism, social and different fields.
It’s value mentioning that the Council was established on July 11, 2021, between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Oman.
There are 5 subcommittees rising from the Council, specifically the Political and Diplomatic Coordination Committee, the Safety and Justice Coordination Committee, the Coordination Committee within the fields of tradition, media, tourism and social improvement.
Furthermore, it consists of the Coordination Committee within the fields of financial system, commerce and trade, and the Coordination Committee within the fields of vitality, funding, surroundings and infrastructure.