U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s Call with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah | site |



(January 13, 2020) - - Today, Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus of the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Spokesperson provided the following information:

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, to express his deepest condolences on the death of Sultan Qaboos. The Secretary described the late sultan as a visionary leader for Oman and a great strategic friend of the United States. The two affirmed the importance of our long-term strategic friendship, discussed building on the legacy of the visionary leader with his successor, and agreed on the need for continued, close engagement to advance peace and security in the region. A senior U.S. delegation will travel to Oman to pay our respects.