Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met with the foreign minister of Oman Yousef Bin Alawi Bin Abdulla at the United Nations in New York.
The two discussed how to promote the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Livni updated Alawi on her meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Abu Mazen.
Israel does not have diplomatic ties with Oman, a country of 3.2 million citizens. Livni had contact with the princesses of the country, but those were severed with the start of the Intifada. Until then, Israel held diplomatic representation in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Since then a schism has remained between the two countries.
Livni also had a short conversation with Afghani president Hamid Karzai after a one-hour meeting she had with former US President Bill Clinton who was in New York.