Syria visits Oman in first Gulf trip since war began

Published August 6th, 2015 - 02:00 GMT
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Thursday is making a trip to Oman in the country's first visit to an Arab state in four years. (AFP/File)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Thursday is making a trip to Oman in the country's first visit to an Arab state in four years. (AFP/File)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Thursday is making a trip to Oman in the first visit to an Arab state since the war began in 2011, Reuters reported. 

Oman-based al-Watan said there may also be a meeting among top representatives from Syria, Oman, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Muallem will be traveling from Iran, which has been a main backer of the regime during the Syrian civil war. He also met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, a representative to the Middle East.  

Unlike other Gulf countries, Oman has not cut diplomatic ties to Syria since the revolution four years ago.


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