Oman, Egypt sign agreements

Energy Tuesday 19/March/2019 21:54 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman, Egypt sign agreements

Muscat: The Omani-Egyptian Joint Committee yesterday held its fourteenth session, which is being hosted by the Sultanate and continues for two days.
The Omani side was headed by Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs. The Egyptian side was headed by Sameh Shoukri, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the existing bilateral cooperation relations and expressed their satisfaction with the level reached by these relations, which are supported by the leaderships of the two brotherly countries, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt , this was issued by the joint meeting held in Muscat in February 2018, during the visit of the Egyptian President to the Sultanate, during which he affirmed the importance of moving forward to enhancing bilateral cooperation in all political, economic, commercial, industrial, judicial and developmental fields, and in the fields of education, Civil service and other areas that will open new horizons for this cooperation so as to achieve the aspirations and the hopes of the two countries.
The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the joint Arab action based on cooperation, integration, mutual respect and good-neighbourliness aimed at consolidating the foundations of stability and lasting development in the Arab region, expressing their solidarity with the just Arab issues and standing against all attempts to undermine the national sovereignty and the unity and security of Arab countries.
The Egyptian side noted the role played by the Sultanate under the royal leadership of His Majesty to establish security and peace in its regional and international environment.
The Omani side valued the leading role played by the Egypt under the wise leadership of President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, to establish security and stability at the regional and international levels and the efforts of the President to establish peace, security and development on the African continent.
The two sides affirmed their rejection of extremism and terrorism in all its forms, whatever its justifications, motives and means, and on the importance of concerted regional and international efforts to confront the phenomenon of terrorism, eradicate it and eliminate its causes while calling for strengthening the channels of dialogue between countries and peoples.
The two sides signed memoranda of understanding and programmes of implementation in fields between the Ministries of Health of the two countries and an executive programme between the Ministries of Environment and Climate Affairs in the two countries for 2019-2020, stressing the importance of continuing cooperation and activating them. They also signed an executive programme between the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate of Oman and the Ministry of Education of the Arab Republic of Egypt (2019-2021), as well as an executive programme between the Ministries of Manpower of the two countries (for the years 2019-2020) and a programme of cooperation in standards, compliance with non-food industrial goods between the Sultanate and of Egypt. -ONA
At the end of the meeting, Sameh Shoukri, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed his happiness and the accompanying delegation to visit the Sultanate. He invited Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, to visit Egypt to participate in the 15th session of the meeting.
It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs arrived in the country last night for a two-day official visit during which he will head his country’s delegation to the Omani-Egyptian Joint Committee meeting.