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Friday, October 26, 2018

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Historic Visit to Oman

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday October 26 2018 made a surprise visit to Oman, an Arab Muslim state which has no diplomatic ties with Israel.

He did so at the invitation of the country’s leader Sultan Sayyid Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

The two men discussed ways to advance the Middle East peace process as well as a number of issues of mutual interest with regard to the region’s stability.

It’s the first meeting of this kind since 1996. During the mid-1990s, in the aftermath of the 1993 Oslo Accord, the two countries had economic ties, that were not at the level of full diplomatic ties.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, the visit is a “significant step” in implementing the policy outlines by Netanyahu who strengthen economic ties with moderate Arab states, by leveraging Israel’s expertise in security, technology and the economy.

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