As per a statement, H E Dr Mantheri expressed to chairperson Valentina Ivanova Matvienko, his sincere thanks for the warm hospitality and the chance to speak at the Russian Federation Council. He mentioned, “We look forward to fortifying our friendly relations, particularly in parliamentary arenas.”
He recalled the meetings in between the two councils in 2005 and 2008 and the go to of chairperson Valentina to the sultanate in April 2016, such as the present go to, which all contribute to the consolidation of friendly relations and assistance cooperation and understanding.
H E Dr Mantheri mentioned, “Since the establishment of friendship in 1985 between the Sultanate of Oman and the Russian Federation, the relations have achieved several milestones. It continues to evolve at a good pace, based on mutual respect, coordination and cooperation at various levels, both in bilateral relations and in multilateral and international levels. The real indicator of the distinctiveness of these relationships is the state of satisfaction and positive impression on both sides.”
The State Council chairman highlighted the depth of the Oman-Russian relations, which he mentioned is reinforced by mutual visits, which have grow to be frequent and consist of cooperation for political, financial, cultural, tourism, parliamentary purposes.
Speaking about the frequent stand of the Sultanate of Oman and the Russian Federation he mentioned, “We on many international and regional issues have always sought to support constructive dialogue between different countries as a single way to address and resolve many international crises and issues. We have hosted political meetings and consultations periodically between senior officials, the most recent of which is the visit of H E the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of Oman to Moscow and his meeting with H E the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation in February 2019.”
This proof of cooperation reflects in the straightforward facilitation of travel of citizens in between the two nations. Recent statistical information, he mentioned, indicate travel of a developing quantity of Russian citizens to the sultanate for tourist purposes there was an improve of 150 per cent in 2018, compared to 2017. More than four,000 Russian vacationers visited the sultanate in January and February 2019. This indicates that the sultanate has grow to be a new tourist location for them. H E Dr Mantheri referred to the government’s in depth facilities for Russian vacationers to Oman such as the facilitation of the electronic visa, which saves work and time for the vacationers.
This has also played an essential part in growing the volume of trade in between the sultanate and the Russian Federation, which elevated by 61.9 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017.
Information Source: Muscat Daily