New York: Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, met with John Kerry, US Secretary of State, and Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, in which the GCC foreign ministers also took part on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The meeting’s agenda included following up the latest developments in Syria and Yemen, in addition to exchanging viewpoints on strategic issues of common concern.
On the sidelines of the bilateral meetings, bin Alawi also met with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. The two sides discussed means of enhancing cooperation, as well as diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries.
The Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs also met with Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of Singapore. They reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of promoting them in economic and investment frameworks.
Bin Alawi also met at the Sultanate’s Permanent Mission headquarters in New York with Tahsin Ertugruloglu, Foreign Minister in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The two sides discussed cooperation between the two countries.
Bin Alawi also attended the GCC Foreign Ministers’ meeting with Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister.
The meeting touched on the current developments in the Middle East. It also exchanged viewpoints on issues of common concern, as well as enhancing strategic security cooperation between the GCC countries and Russia.
Bin Alawi also attended the GCC Foreign Ministers’ meeting with Boris Johnson, British Foreign Minister at the residence of the UK Permanent Delegate in New York.
The leaders discussed relations between the GCC countries and UK, particularly on the regional issues and the current situations in Syria and Yemen.
The discussions focused on promoting economic cooperation between the GCC countries and the UK, especially after the Brexit, besides seeking to open avenues of cooperation through free trade zones between the GCC countries and the UK.