The statement mentioned that this go to comes in recognition of the developing strategic relations in between the Sultanate of Oman and India, and as per the invitation of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The statement pointed out that His Majesty the Sultan received Modi on Sunday at Bait al Baraka. His Majesty the Sultan hosted a dinner in honour of the Indian Prime Minister and the accompanying delegation.
The joint statement added that His Majesty the Sultan and the Indian Prime Minister exchanged views on bilateral, regional and worldwide problems of frequent interest. The statement additional mentioned that the Indian Prime Minister also received H H Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers and H H Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan.
The two sides expressed satisfaction more than the present state of bilateral relations, specifically the robust safety and defence cooperation, and agreed to additional expand their cooperation to new locations of mutual interest, which includes inter-alia, space, cybersecurity, power safety, renewable power and meals safety and so on with a view to take the strategic partnership to a larger level.
The two sides welcomed the signing of different agreements and MoUs throughout the go to, which would additional consolidate and expand cooperation in between the two nations. The two sides acknowledged the frequent threat posed by terrorism to peace and safety and agreed to continue operating with each other bilaterally, regionally and globally to counter this menace.
They also agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of law enforcement, anti-funds laundering and prevention of smuggling of currency, drug trafficking, human trafficking, illegal migration and other transnational organised crimes. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the signing of an annexure to the current MoU on Military Cooperation in between the defence ministries.
The Indian Prime Minister also thanked His Majesty the Sultan for the Omani help throughout ‘Operation Rahat’ performed by India to evacuate Indian and foreign nationals from Yemen in March-April 2015. Both sides underlined the ongoing transformation of the economies of India and Oman and emphasised the significance of expanding trade and investment ties.
Modi expressed his admiration at the ongoing efforts and plans the Sultanate of Oman is creating to diversify its economy and welcomed the invitation to Indian organizations to invest in different sectors in the unique financial zones of Oman, which includes SEZs in Duqm, Sohar and Salalah.
Modi supplied India’s partnership and cooperation in locations of priority, such as minerals and mining, manufacturing, logistics, infrastructure, tourism, agriculture and fisheries, IT and IT-enabled solutions, abilities improvement and innovation. Modi also thanked His Majesty the Sultan for the warm welcome and invited him to spend an official go to to India.
Information Source: Muscat Daily