Foreign Minister of the Netherlands to visit Oman for EU-GCC meeting

Oman Sunday 08/October/2023 21:05 PM
By: Times News Service
Foreign Minister of the Netherlands to visit Oman for EU-GCC meeting

Muscat: The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Hanke Bruins Slot, will visit Oman to take part in the EU-Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Muscat from 9 October to 10 October.

Hanke Bruins Slot will attend the 26th EU-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ministerial meeting aimed at strengthening relations between the European Union (EU) and the GCC.

Together with EU High Representative Josep Borrell, the minister will pay a visit to the EU NAVFOR ATALANTA mission.

The trip will also focus on maintaining bilateral ties between the Netherlands and Oman.

Bruins Slot will meet with Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi  and Gen. Sultan Mohammed Al Nu’amani, Minister of the Royal Office .

For the EU-GCC meeting on Tuesday, 10 October, foreign ministers from EU member states and the Gulf Cooperation Council will meet in Muscat.

They will discuss how the EU and the Gulf states can work together in areas such as energy, humanitarian aid and security.
Hanke Bruins Slot will join High Representative Josep Borrell and other European ministers on a visit to a naval vessel sailing under the flag of the EU NAVFOR ATALANTA mission.

The mission’s focus is on countering piracy and other threats to maritime security in the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. These efforts help to protect Dutch economic and security interests.