Oman's Sultan meets UK's Boris Johnson at No.10
Johnson hailed the deep diplomatic ties between the two countries and looked urged a revitalisation of bilateral ties, especially in the areas of trade, investment and defence, according to Downing Street.
The two leaders pointed continued challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and discussed ways in which they can improve London and Muscat's economic recovery.
They discussed the possibility of a new UK-Gulf Cooperation Council free trade agreement, underscoring potential investment opportunities in green and renewable technology in the UK and Oman, including in wind power and hydrogen.
"On regional security issues, the leaders discussed the continuing crisis in Yemen and the talks in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal", a statement by No 10 said.
"They agreed to further strengthen our defence and security cooperation, recognising the strategic importance of the Duqm base in Oman for the UK", the statement added.