Muscat: The 15th session of the Omani-Egyptian Joint Committee was held here on Sunday at the level of foreign ministers.
The Omani side was led by Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, while Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt, led his country’s side.
The two sides explored various aspects of cooperation and ways to develop them and followed the steps to realize the achievements of the next stage.
They affirmed their willingness to move forward with ways to consolidate integration in all economic, trade and investment areas and in all other areas that could open up prospects for further collaboration so that they can keep pace with contemporary scientific progress and respond to the aspirations of their peoples.
The two sides also discussed major regional and international issues of common interest. They expressed their satisfaction at the level of political consultation and coordination at different levels.
They reiterated their concern to work hand in hand within regional and international organizations and events so as to meet the aspirations of the two countries to establish the pillars of international security. They expressed their commitment to consolidating the march of joint Arab action.
The two sides have approved a number of memoranda of understanding and executive plans regarding bilateral cooperation.
At the end of the session, Sayyid Badr and Shoukry signed the joint communiqué of the 15th session of the Omani-Egyptian Joint Committee.
The statement affirmed the depth of historical relations between the two countries and the strong ties that unite them under the wise guidance of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
In the statement, both sides express deep satisfaction with the high status of bilateral relations. They affirmed their will to move forward with the means to consolidate integration in all political, security, economic, commercial, industrial, judicial, development, educational, media, labor, social and other fields which could open new perspectives for the realization of the aspirations of their two leaderships and their peoples.
The statement said the two sides signed memorandums of understanding and executive programs between their respective foreign ministries for political consultation, a memorandum of understanding in the field of housing and urban development, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of the media, an executive program to implement the cooperation agreement in the legal and judicial field, an executive program in the field of tourism, an executive program between the Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman and the Ministry of Technical Education of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The two sides discussed key regional and international issues of common concern and expressed satisfaction with the political consultation and coordination at different levels regarding these issues.
The two sides expressed their willingness to work together in regional and international organizations and events to achieve their common interests, meet the aspirations of their peoples and contribute to establishing international security and peace. They also reaffirmed their commitment to pursue diligently the strengthening of the march of joint Arab action.