Syrian President pays a surprise visit to the Sultanate of Oman and meets the Sultan
The Syrian President Bashar al Assad arrived on a working visit to the Sultanate of Oman, during which he met Sultan Haitham bin Tariq on his first foreign trip since the devastating earthquake the country witnessed two weeks ago, to discuss Arab and regional issues and strengthen relations between the two countries.
On Monday morning that Assad arrived in the Sultanate of Oman in an official visit.
Sources in Damascus said that the Syrian President is planning to visit Abu Dhabi soon without disclosing further details after it was reported that he was likely to visit after his visit to Oman.
The Syrian presidency confirmed the, and broadcast on its official social media pages pictures and videos of Assad’s arrival and reception by his host, Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.
The Syrian President and the Sultan of Oman held an official session in Muscat, in the presence of the two official delegations, where Sultan Haitham bin Tariq renewed his condolences to Assad and the Syrian people for the victims of the devastating earthquake, stressing his country’s continued support for Syria to overcome the effects of the earthquake and the repercussions of the war and the siege imposed on the people.
For his part, Assad expressed his deep thanks to Sultan Haitham bin Tariq and to the Omani government and people for their solidarity and standing with the Syrian Arab Republic and for sending relief aid, indicating that the greatest thanks is for Oman’s standing by Syria during the terrorist war against it.
For its part, the Syrian presidency referred to a work visit that Assad made to Oman.
The statement added that Assad considered that Oman has always maintained its balanced policies and credibility, and that the region now more needs the role of the Sultanate of Oman in serving the interests of its people in order to strengthen relations between Arab countries on the basis of mutual respect and non-interference in the affairs of other countries.