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Agreement between Washington, Muscat to Bolster Military Ties

Agreement between Washington, Muscat to Bolster Military Ties

Monday, 25 March, 2019 - 06:15
The US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale transits the Philippine Sea November 16, 2018. US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Connor D. Loessin/Handout via REUTERS
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The Sultanate of Oman and the United States have signed a "framework agreement" to bolster "Omani-American military relations."

The deal would “allow the US forces to take advantage from the facilities offered at some of the Sultanate's ports and airports during visits of the US military vessels and aircrafts, particularly in the port of Duqm," the state-run Oman News Agency said Sunday.

The agreement was signed on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate by Mohamed bin Nasser Al-Rasby, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defense, with US Ambassador to Muscat Marc J. Sievers.

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