A good neighbour
Oman strongly believes in developing and maintaining good relations with all its neighbours.
It has been a consistent aim of Omani foreign policy to ensure that its relations with its neighbours are characterised by friendship, mutual respect, non-interference and understanding.
Oman’s neighbours include the fellow members of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council, with whom, Oman has developed extensive economic and security collaboration, contributing substantially to mutual security during a period of uncertain regional stability.
For Oman, the concept of neighbour extends beyond immediately adjacent countries, to embrace other important partners whose proximity and significance qualifies them as neighbouring states.
Yemen, Iran, India and Pakistan are thus among the most important neighbours.
Some neighbours may from time to time find themselves in conflict or dispute with one another.
Oman’s good neighbour principle requires it to do all it can, not just to maintain its own good relations with the neighbours, but also to help its neighbours maintain good relations with one another.
This is important to Oman. The stability of the immediate neighbourhood is a vital element in Oman’s own security and Oman’s long-term economic prospects.
Oman therefore always stands ready to help its neighbours by offering readiness to facilitate consultation over various issues of mutual concern.