Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tarik exchanged greetings on Sunday over Eid El-Adha and discussed boosting bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries over phone, a presidential statement said.
The two leaders discussed aspects of bilateral relations between Egypt and Oman and the developments in a number of regional issues of common interest, Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in the statement.
El-Sisi wished the Omani Sultan more success in accomplishing the overall development march initiated by late Sultan Qaboos, and to achieve the vision of “Oman 2040”, hailing the brotherly relations linking Egypt with Oman that have been formed through decades of solidarity and unity in the face of crises and challenges, the statement said.
El-Sisi affirmed during the call Egypt's keenness to maintain and enhance such distinguished relations on a continuous basis to realize the interests of the two brotherly peoples and the interests of the entire Arab nation.
From his side, Sultan Haitham hailed the distinguished Egyptian-Omani relations, the bonds of brotherhood and affection that unite the two brotherly peoples.
The Omani Sultan also expressed eagerness to strengthen the existing cooperation frameworks between the two countries and open new prospects for bilateral cooperation, as well as to continue consultation and coordination between the two sides on regional and international issues of common interest, the statement noted.
The two leaders highlighted the need to enhance joint bilateral relations in all fields during the coming period, especially at the economic and investment levels, and to increase the rates of trade exchange in addition to the importance of upgrading these relations to reach the distinguished level of political relations between the two sides, Rady said.
While El-Sisi expressed appreciation over the good treatment of Egyptians in Oman at both official and popular levels, the Omani Sultan stressed the importance that members of the Egyptian community would continue backing their Omani brothers in carrying out the sultanate's development march, the statement said.