PM Netanyahu returns from secret trip to Oman, on the Arabian Peninsula

Watch: Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu makes an undisclosed  official diplomatic visit to the Arabian country of Oman, a nation still without diplomatic ties with the Jewish State.

By Tzvi Lev


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife held an official visit to Oman on Friday. This is Netanyahu’s first official visit to Oman since 1996.

The Prime Minister was invited to visit by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, ruler of Oman, after lengthy negotiations between the two countries.

Together with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife attended the visit of Mossad Director Yossi Cohen, National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabat, Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem, Chief of Staff Yoav Horowitz and Military Secretary Brigadier General Avi Balot.

“I returned to Israel today after an official visit to Oman, where I met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the ruler of Oman. My wife and I were invited to visit by Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the ruler of Oman, after long negotiations between the two countries, the first since 1996,” said Netanyahu.

“The visit is a significant step in implementing the policy that is designed to strengthen ties with the countries of the region while leveraging Israel’s advantages in security, technology and the economy.”


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