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Abbas in Oman after Netanyahu visit to Gulf

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Muscat, Oman, on 22 October 2018 [Thaer Ganaim/Apaimages]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said in Muscat, Oman on 22 October 2018 [Thaer Ganaim/Apaimages]

The Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas was received by the envoy of Omani Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on Sunday.

This visit came just two days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Omani capital Muscat. Netanyahu’s visit was preceded by an identical trip by Abbas earlier that week. Both met with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Wafa reported.

According to Wafa, Sultan Qaboos’ envoy – Salim Al-Omairi – handed a message to Abbas thanking him for his latest visit to his country and noting that the visit reinforced the “deep fraternal relations” between the two countries.

Wafa added that Abbas thanked Qaboos’ envoy and hailed the generosity he had experienced when in Muscat last week. Abbas also hailed the “large” Omani support for the Palestinian people, stressing that Palestine and its leadership is keen to reinforce this cooperation for the sake of serving the Palestinian cause.

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