India, Oman discuss economic cooperation

India, Oman discuss economic cooperation


Dubai: India and Oman have discussed the need to deepen their economic engagement in all fields, especially in the education sector.

The topic was discussed during the visit of Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi, to Oman. The emphasis was placed on the education sector, including developing Omani educational institutions.

During his visit, the minister called on Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for Council of Ministers Affairs, Lt Gen Malik bin Sulaiman Al Maamari, Minister and Inspector General of Police and Customs and Juma bin Ali Al Juma, Minister of Manpower.

Indian ambassador to Oman Anil Wadhwa said both sides discussed bilateral relations and means to further strengthen them.

“Both sides lauded the historic bilateral relations between India and Oman which are based on mutual understanding and respect for each other’s culture and views and expressed happiness at the pace of their development," he said in a statement.

In his meeting with Minister of Manpower, Ravi also discussed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Labour. It was agreed that the MoU can be finalised and be ready for signing during the forthcoming visit to India by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said in December. (