US President Joe Biden thanks Omani Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said for his decision last month to open his country’s airspace to Israeli airliners.
The topic comes up during a phone call that the two leaders held earlier today, according to a readout from the White House.
“The two leaders reaffirmed the longstanding historical ties between our countries and peoples, and discussed mutual efforts to forge a more prosperous, peaceful and integrated Middle East region,” the White House says.
Oman opening its airspace enables Israeli airlines to take advantage of a military move by Saudi Arabia and cut several hours of flying time to the Far East.
Biden thanks Sultan Haitham for his involvement in the UN-mediated true in Yemen and welcomes Oman’s efforts to secure the release of American citizens wrongfully detained in Iran, the US readout adds.