Muscat, Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al- Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, received here today Hannah Neumann Head of the Delegation for Relations with Arabian Peninsula in European Parliament and the accompanying delegation, who are currently visiting the Sultanate.

Sayyid Fahd welcomed her and the accompanying delegation, and highlighted the strong relations between the Sultanate and the European Union and the two sides' keenness to expand areas of cooperation, praising the role of the European Parliament in supporting many issues. He also indicated European Parliament's importance to contribute to maintaining security and stability, both internally and internationally.

During the meeting, ways of enhancing cooperation between the Sultanate and the European Parliament were discussed, in addition to a review of a number of issues of common concern.

For her part, Hannah Neumann expressed her pride and that of the accompanying delegation of this visit, and the appreciation of the European Parliament to the Sultanate for its good reputation and wisdom in dealing with developments on the internal and external arenas, expressing their admiration for the Omani Shura approach and the areas of development witnessed by the Sultanate at various levels. She pointed to the positive results of the talks held by the delegation with the chairman of Majlis A'Shura and officials in the Sultanate to consolidate the bonds of cooperation between the two sides.

The meeting was attended by Khalid bin Hilal al- Ma'awali, Chairman of Majlis A'Shura, and Jihad bin Abdullah a-l Fannah, member of Majlis A'Shura.

Source: Oman News Agency