Muscat: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of Qatar arrived in the Sultanate today on a two-day business visit to the Sultanate.
His Majesty, the Sultan led the welcoming part for the Emir of Qatar and his accompanying delegation.
The Emir of Qatar was also received by Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Gen. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Nu'mani, Minister of the Royal Office, Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Abdulmalik bin Abdullah bin Ali al-Khalili, Minister of Justice (Head of the Mission of Honour Accompanying the Emir), Nasr bin Hamoud bin Ahmed al-Kindi, Secretary General of Royal Court Affairs, Mohammed bin Nasser al-Wahaibi, Sultanate's ambassador to the State of Qatar and members of the Embassy of the State of Qatar to the Sultanate.
During his visit to the Sultanate, the Emir of Qatar is accompanied by Sheikh Hamad bin Thamir al-Thani, Chairman of Al Jazeera Media Network, Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Salah bin Ghanim al-Ali, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani, Director of the Office of the Emir, Sheikh
Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Assistant Director of Prime Minister's Office for International Relations, Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Khatir, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Sultanate and Mohammed bin Nasser al-Hajri, Director of Studies and Research Administration at the Emiri Diwan.
The visit comes within the context of the two countries leaders' keenness to boost the existing fruitful cooperation between the two sides and to further realize the aspirations of the Omani and Qatari brotherly peoples.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani Emir of the State of Qatar gave the following statement upon arrival in the Sultanate:
'' Upon my arrival to my second country, the sisterly Sultanate of Oman, to express my great pleasure to meet His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and my best greetings along with the greetings of the Qatari people to Him and the Omani people, wishing Him good health and welfare and His brotherly people further progress and prosperity.
My visit to Oman is an expression of the deep rooted brotherly ties that bind the two countries and peoples. It also showcases our keenness to consult over issues of mutual concern.
I am sure that our brotherly meeting will bring benefits for both countries and peoples. I appeal to Allah to crown our efforts with success''.