Oman’s ministry of foreign affairs did not provide details on an opening date for the embassy [Mohamad Torokman/Reuters]

Oman will open an embassy in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, the sultanate’s foreign ministry said.

The decision announced on Wednesday was made “in continuation of the sultanate’s support for the Palestinian people” it said.

“A delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will travel to Ramallah to initiate the opening of the embassy,” the foreign ministry said, without providing further details.

Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), welcomed the move.

“I hope the embassy will help in educating the Omani government on the real nature of the Israeli occupation,” Ashrawi said at a news conference in Ramallah.

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