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Oman, Netherlands mark 25 years of political consultations

Oman, Netherlands mark 25 years of political consultations

The occasion was held beneath the patronage of H H Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahd al Said, assistant vice chancellor for International Cooperation at the Sultan Qaboos University.

Addressing the gathering, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidi, secretary common in MoFA stated that the Omani-Dutch relations was forged 4 centuries ago. “These relations took another step in the 20th century, especially with the flourishing oil trade and the emergence of education, in addition to fruitful cooperation in various fields. A strategic partnership exists between Oman and the Netherlands, particularly between the ports of the countries, the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the Port of Sohar in Oman.”

Johanna Marie Brandt, secretary common in the Netherlands Foreign Ministry, affirmed the depth of relations in between Oman and the Netherlands, describing them as ‘strong and powerful’.

She added that the celebration of the 25th anniversary is component of the ancient history of relations in between the two nations, which dates back to almost 400 years.

A photography exhibition on the historical relations and the places of partnership was held as nicely. Musicians from the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra participated in the ceremony.

A session of consultations was held on Monday morning at MoFA premises. The session is a single of the mechanisms that contribute to the improvement of relations in between the two nations.

The ceremony was attended by ministers, undersecretaries, ambassadors, businessmen and representatives of Dutch organizations and institutions.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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