Oman, Turkey Sign MoU on Military Cooperation
Oman and Turkey signed on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote military cooperation between the two countries, reported the Gulf News.
The MoU was signed to mark the visit to Turkey by Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.
"Military cooperation was given due weight during the talks and the two sides have signed an MoU on military training," said an official.
Addressing a press conference at the end of his visit in the company of his Turkish counterpart, Ismael Cem, Alawi stressed the sultanate's support for Turkey in finding a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Cyprus.
He said Oman was also keen to learn from Turkish experiences in the military and tourism fields.
On the Middle East, Alawi said the issues could not be settled by use of force and dialogue was the best way to resolve differences.
Hailing the outcome of his official round of talks with Cem, he said the current situation in Iraq was also discussed, adding that the sultanate "was looking forward to the lifting of the UN embargo on Iraq and the normalization of Iraq's relations with the international community.”
Oman recently sent its minister of commerce and industry, Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, to Iraq as part of its campaign to help alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi people caused by UN sanctions.
The visit was marked by an agreement to promote trade and commerce between the two Arab nations – Albawaba.com
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