His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said has conferred US Secretary of State John Kerry with the Oman Civil Order of the Second Class in recognition of his efforts to serve the relations between Oman and the US, in a meeting on Monday [November 14] at Bait Al Barakah.
During the meeting, the cooperation between the Sultanate and the United States, as well as the latest developments at regional and international arenas also were discussed.
HE Yousuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, HE Darwish Bin Ismail Al Balushi, the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, HE Dr Ali Bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, and other VIP guests accompanying delegation also attended the meeting.
Earlier, Alawi and Kerry also discussed various regional and international issues, as well as the Sultanate’s peaceful and humanitarian role in Yemen’s 19-month conflict. Oman has been a mediator for peace talks between Houthi rebels and Yemen’s UN-recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.