On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Atlantic Council hosted a public conversation between H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi, Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, and Ambassador Marc J. Sievers, Atlantic Council nonresident senior fellow and former US Ambassador to Oman. Ms. Kirsten Fontenrose, director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, provided introductory remarks.

H.E. Sayyid Badr Albusaidi discussed Oman’s role in peace building across the region, the opportunities for youth and economic diversification, and US-Omani relations following leadership transitions in both countries.

To explore media coverage of this event, please visit the following:

  • Oman content with current Israel relationship, foreign minister says (Reuters)
  • Oman foreign minister optimistic about return to Iran nuclear deal (Bloomberg)

Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.