Top Israeli diplomats have made a rare visit to the Sultanate of Oman this week to discuss Middle East peace efforts, said a senior Omani official Wednesday. According to the AP, the official said Yossi Gal, director general of Israel's Foreign Ministry, headed the Israeli team in discussions with their Omani counteraparts.
He said Oman supports "any effort that would help to resume the peace talks." The meeting was held Sunday, he said.
An Israeli trade office opened in Muscat in 1996 but was closed in October 2000 following the outbreak of the second Palestinian uprising.