PM Netanyahu secretly visited the Sultanate of Oman
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara returned to Israel a short while ago, from an official diplomatic visit to Oman where he met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Netanyahu was invited to visit by Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, after lengthy contacts between the two countries.
Netanyahu’s visit to Oman is the first official meeting at this level since 1996.
Along with PM Netanyahu, Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director Meir Ben-Shabbat, Foreign Ministry Director General Yuval Rotem, the head of the Prime Minister’s staff, Yoav Horowitz, and the Prime Minister’s Military Secretary, Brig.-Gen. Avi Bluth also participated in the visit.
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In the joint statement following the visit, it was noted that among the issues discussed were ways to advance the peace process in the Middle East as well as several matters of joint interest regarding the achievement of peace and stability in the Middle East.
The Prime Minister’s visit is a significant step in implementing the policy outlined by Prime Minister Netanyahu on deepening relations with the states of the region while leveraging Israel’s advantages in security, technology and economic matters.