Sultan Qaboos receives Prince Charles: UK-Oman bilateral cooperation dominates talks
MUSCAT – Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gave an audience at Bait Al Barakah this evening to Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The audience reviewed aspects of the existing cooperation between the two countries in a number of spheres in light of the good relations binding them to serve the joint interests of the peoples of the two countries.
The audience was attended by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Gen. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu'amani, Minister of the Royal Office, Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Mas'oud bin Ali al-Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry (Minister Accompanying the Guest), Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah al-Hina'ei, Sultanate's ambassador to the UK, Jamie Bowden, UK ambassador to the Sultanate and the delegation accompanying the guest.
Later, Sultan Qaboos hosted an official dinner at Bait Al Barakah in honour of Prince Charles and Princess Camilla.
The dinner was attended by a number of their highnesses, ministers, undersecretaries and the delegation accompanying Prince Charles and Princess Camilla.
Earlier, Prince Charles, Princess Camilla and several officials arrived on a three-day visit to the Sultanate.
Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said led the welcoming party for the royal guest and his accompanying delegation upon their arrival at Muscat International Airport.
An official welcoming ceremony was held for Prince Charles. Sayyid Haitham greeted Prince Charles on his arrival to the Sultanate, wishing him and his accompanying delegation a pleasant stay. Prince Charles then introduced his senior officials to Sayyid Haitham.
Following the greetings, Sayyid Haitham accompanied the guests to the Dais of Honour, where the Protocols Guard of the Royal Guard of Oman greeted them with a salute, and the royal anthems of the United Kingdom and Oman were played.
Thereafter, Prince Charles inspected the first column of the Protocols Guard and shook hands with Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Dr Ali bin Mas'oud bin Ali Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry (who was accompanying the guests); Dr Madiha bint Ahmed bin Nasser Al Shibaniyah, Minister of Education, Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zaher Al Hinai, Oman's ambassador to the UK and several senior officers.