Oman Minister Makes Calls to Israeli Foreign Minister, Palestinian Fatah Official

DUBAI (Reuters) -
Oman’s Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson/File Photo)

Oman’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, spoke to Israel’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi by phone, the Omani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Bin Abdullah affirmed Oman’s support “to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East and the need to resume the peace process negotiations and to fulfill the legitimate demands of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital,” the ministry said.

It said bin Abdullah also spoke to Jibril Rajoub, secretary general of the central committee of the Palestinian Fatah group.