Times of Oman: Oman, EU review regional, global issues as Mantheri, Ma’awali receive David Mcallister
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Times of Oman: Oman, EU review regional, global issues as Mantheri, Ma’awali receive David Mcallister

Muscat: Dr. Yahya bin Mahfoudh Al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council yesterday received David Mcallister, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and his accompanying delegation.

 Dr. Al Mantheri gave a briefing to the guest on Majlis Oman, its role in the national work within the state of institutions in the Sultanate.

He underlined the parliamentary diplomacy’s role in strengthening relations among countries.

Issues reviewed

The two sides reviewed a range of regional and international issues of common concern. On his turn, the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs expressed his delight to visit the Sultanate.

He highlighted the Sultanate’s leading role in supporting stability in the region and promoting international security and peace.

He also affirmed the European Union’s (EU) keenness to enhance relations of cooperation with the Sultanate.

He also aspired to develop coordination between European Union and the State Council towards various issues of concern to two sides.

Majlis chairman

Khalid bin Hilal Al Ma’awali, Chairman of Majlis Al Shura yesterday received David Mcallister, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, who is currently on an official three-day visit to the Sultanate.

The two sides touched on relations of cooperation between Majlis Al Shura and the European Parliament, as well as the joint keenness to enhance such relations in various fields particularly in the parliamentary field.

The meeting was attended by Rashid bin Ahmed Al Shamsi, Deputy Chairman of Majlis Al Shura, Ali bin Nasser Al Mahrouqi, Secretary General of the Majlis and the delegation accompanying the guest.