Blinken welcomes Omani FM to Washington

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken welcomed Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi at the State Department Tuesday as they launch a new strategic dialogue between Oman and the United States for greater cooperation on regional issues.

Blinken and al-Busaidi say their meeting will cover a “number of critical issues” including discussion on Yemen and Iran as well as trade and investment, education and culture and the climate crisis.

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“I’m particularly pleased that we’ve started our strategic dialogue,” Blinken said as the counterparts began their meetings. “We’re focused on a number of critical issues that I think will be to the benefit of people in both countries.”

The Omani Foreign Minister said “This dialogue, I am sure, will elevate the relationship to a new level as we collaborate to face new challenges.”

Al-Busaidi added, “our views and perspectives on a range of issues, whether it’s Palestine or Yemen or regional security. I think the relationship with the United States is very much appreciated by my country. We value this friendship that has stood the test of time for nearly 200 years, and I think it is only fair to say I think it is bound to grow stronger and deeper in the years to come.”

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