Moscow, Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah,
Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs stressed the importance of
finding a new vision to ensure the establishment of a Palestinian state.
He affirmed that the Sultanate does not negotiate on behalf of anyone,
but it responds to those who ask it to contribute to the preparation of
He said in an interview with Russia Today (RT) TV Channel
“We need to find a new vision that guarantees the establishment of a
Palestinian state and the stability of the region. We do not negotiate on
behalf of anyone nor impose anything on anyone, but we respond to
those who ask us to contribute to the creation of certain conditions”.
We have told Netanyahu bluntly “There is no security for the State of
Israel unless with the establishment of a Palestinian state”.
The Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs denied there would
be normalization between the Sultanate and Israel, saying “There is no
normalization, but rather an ongoing peace process”. He added that
the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian state is
a condition for any peace process in accordance with the international
resolutions. He said “There is no room for the establishment of normal
or beneficial relations between the Arab countries and Israel unless
with the establishment of a Palestinian state and Israel is aware of
He stressed the importance of a clear vision to achieve the
objectives of the Palestinian brothers and the establishment of their
state, noting that the Middle East is witnessing what he called “the
beginning of the end of major games,” foremost of which is the Syrian
Bin Alawi pointed out that the international references are the
appropriate basis for both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. The
international efforts must come within the framework of such
references, considering that the Warsaw statement “does not reflect all
stances of the participants regarding the Iranian file and their stances
in the region”.
He continued “Poland itself is not in agreement with the United
States. This is not the first conference where Washington rallies
against Iran, but some of the participating countries are satisfied and of
course this does not mean much”.
Bin Alawi touched on the GCC crisis by saying “We all support
the efforts of Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber al-Sabah, Emir of the
State of Kuwait to resolve the crisis”. He said, referring to the Gulf crisis
that it stems from “ideological and tribal differences, not material
Bin Alawi affirmed that there is no difference in views between
the Sultanate and the sisterly United Arab Emirates (UAE). “It is a
natural variance. The brothers in the UAE are our brothers and all
families are of one origin. We came to the region after the collapse of
Ma’rib Dam, and we have one tribal origins”.
The Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, affirmed that the
Sultanate’s policy towards neighbours is based on the principle of
respect, in particular the UAE where our relations with it are “based on
understanding, stability and bypassing differences”. He pointed out
that the border between the two countries is “delimited, well-defined
Source: Oman News Agency