Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Ruler of Oman, had a forty-five minute meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mr Edward Heath, at Number Ten Downing Street in London on Tuesday (11 September).
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Background: Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the Ruler of Oman, had a forty-five minute meeting with the British Prime Minister, Mr Edward Heath, at Number Ten Downing Street in London on Tuesday (11 September).
No details have been released about their discussion which follows a meeting last Thursday (7 September) between the Sultan and French President Georges Pompidou at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Sultan had flown to Paris specially form Algiers, where he had been attending the recent Non-Aligned Summit, and he spent 75 minutes with President Pompidou.
Two other rulers from the oil-rich Gulf area -- Sheikh Zaid Bin Sultan, President of the Untied Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ruler of Qatar -- are due to see Mr Heath next week while on private visits to Britain. The will also see British Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas Home.
Britain, which imports oil from the area, has friendly relations with all three rulers.