IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: 

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Oman.

The leaders discussed a broad range of regional security issues, including the conflict in Yemen, freedom of navigation, and multilateral counterterrorism cooperation. 

Secretary Mattis acknowledged Oman as a vital regional security partner and explored new ways to strengthen our bilateral defense cooperation.