Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Oman: Middle East Minister attends 15th Oman Joint Working Group
Mark Field co-chaired a meeting at Lancaster House with Omani Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Sayyid Badr Hamed Al Busaidi.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Mark Field, co-chaired the 15th Oman Joint Working Group on 25 April 2019 at Lancaster House with His Excellency Sayyid Badr Hamed Al Busaidi, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This was a key meeting to both highlight and strengthen the excellent bilateral ties between the UK and Oman. It follows the Foreign Secretary’s recent visit to Oman where both Foreign Ministers signed the Comprehensive Joint Declaration on Enduring Friendship. As a longstanding friend of Oman, Sir Alan Duncan, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, also joined the meeting and chaired several sessions.
With wide representation from across Whitehall, discussion covered many topics, including foreign policy, defence, the economy, tourism, education and health, as well as the Comprehensive and Joint Defence Agreements.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Field yesterday noted:
These Working Groups are always important occasions to reflect on our cooperation and discuss issues of common interest. This one took place at a particularly significant moment, coming hot on the heels of the signature of the Joint Defence Agreement between Defence Ministers, which in turn followed the hugely successful Saif Sareea 3, our biggest ever bilateral military exercise.
Both were vivid demonstrations of our commitment to mutual security and the incredible warmth and closeness of our bilateral relationship. In that context, the Joint Working Group was particularly significant, because it helped strengthen that relationship even further and paves the way for implementing the spirit of the Comprehensive Joint Declaration on Enduring Friendship.
- Follow Mark Field on Twitter @MarkFieldUK
- Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook
- Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn
Newsdesk 020 7008 3100
Latest News from
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Government statement: The UK condemns attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea05/12/2023 14:10:00
FCDO-MOD joint statement in response to the attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea by Houthi militants.
UK military activity in the Eastern Mediterranean05/12/2023 09:12:00
Statement on UK military activity in the Eastern Mediterranean.
UK generates billions in climate finance and first CRDC in Africa04/12/2023 13:12:00
Over £480 million as part of £1.6 billion of climate aid announced by the Prime Minister to help developing countries access climate finance and mobilise private investment.
Viet Nam Just Energy Transition Partnership: joint statement01/12/2023 17:15:00
The International Partners Group (IPG) co-led by the UK and EU, and also comprising Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United States of America, welcome and endorse the Resource Mobilisation Plan for the Just Energy Transition Partnership with Viet Nam.
Minister for Armed Forces calls out Russian aggression during OSCE Ministerial Council01/12/2023 14:22:00
Minister for Armed Forces attends OSCE Ministerial Council in North Macedonia to call out Russian aggression across Europe.
UK commits further support to get aid into Gaza24/11/2023 11:15:00
The Foreign Secretary announces further UK funding to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Foreign Secretary's statement on Israel-Hamas hostage agreement22/11/2023 16:25:00
The Foreign Secretary has given a statement following the agreement reached by Israel and Hamas for a coordinated release of hostages and pause in fighting.
UK and Republic of Korea to enforce sanctions against North Korea through joint sea patrols22/11/2023 12:22:00
A new Accord signed between the UK and Republic of Korea will strengthen our joint ability to enforce sanctions against North Korea.