Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
April 21, 2009

Date: 04/21/2009 Description: Remarks by Secretary Clinton and Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah after their meeting. State Dept Photo

SECRETARY CLINTON: It is a treat for me to see the minister again. We met in Sharm el-Sheikh during the donors’ conference on Gaza. And I’m very pleased that he could be here for a bilateral visit. There are a number of important issues that we discussed. And the relationship between Oman and the United States is a positive one, and we intend to build on the relationship and broaden it so that we can do even more together, not only between ourselves, but on behalf of regional and global issues.

Thank you, Your Excellency.

MINISTER BIN ALAWI: Thank you. Thank you. (Inaudible), as the Secretary has said, we – our relations are strong enough based on very important principles to continue on this. We have discussion, of course, for – regional issue and we hope to keep this contact going on as we go forward.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you all very much.


PRN: 2009/357