Neom: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) received at Neom Palace today His Majesty Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik, who arrived here on a two-day state visit to the Kingdom.
Upon His Majesty the Sultan’s arrival at Neom Palace, King Salman led the welcoming party. Then, the two leaders took Arabian coffee and exchanged cordial talks, reviewing the strong relations binding the Sultanate and the Kingdom in light of their joint visions.
The meeting was attended from the Omani side by members of the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan, namely HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tarik al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Defence Affairs, Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Gen. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu'amani, Minister of Royal Office, Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal al-Busaidi, Minister of Interior, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al-Busaidi, Foreign Minister, Eng. Said bin Hamoud al-Ma'awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Qais bin Mohammed al-Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, Abdulsalam bin Mohammed al-Murshidi, Chairman of Oman Investment Authority (OIA), and HH Sayyid Faisal bin Turki al-Said, the Sultanate’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
It was attended from the Saudi side by Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud al-Saud, Minister of Interior (Head of Mission of Honour), Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud, Foreign Minister, Dr Musaad bin Mohammed Al Aiban, Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers, and Dr Majid bin Abdullah al-Qasabi, Minister of Commerce.
His Majesty the Sultan was accorded an official welcome ceremony. When the Royal aircraft entered the airspace of Saudi Arabia, it was escorted by warplanes from the Saudi Air Defence Force. As the aircraft came to a halt at the designated place at Neom Airport, His Majesty the Sultan was accorded an official welcome. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who led the welcoming party, greeted His Majesty the Sultan at the aircraft ladder, along with Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud al-Saud, Minister of Interior (Head of the Mission of Honour).
Then, Prince Mohammed bin Salman accompanied His Majesty the Sultan to the dais, flanked by two columns of the Guard of Honour. The Omani Royal Anthem and the Saudi National Anthem were played to the accompaniment of a 21-gun salute, while military aircraft passed over the airport quarter, in a resounding salutation to His Majesty the Sultan.
After that, His Majesty the Sultan headed to the Royal Hall, where coffee was served in the presence of the Saudi Crown Prince and top officials and dignitaries. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed the official delegation accompanying His Majesty the Sultan.
Then, His Majesty the Sultan, accompanied by the Saudi Crown Prince, joined the motorcade, which took them to Neom Palace, escorted by a cluster of motorbikes from the Royal Protocols. When the motorcade arrived, the cavalry lined both sides of the road in manifestation of a warm welcome for His Majesty the Sultan.