Nov 2: External Affairs Minister held a virtual meeting with Foreign Minister of Oman H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi today. The Ministers had extensive discussions on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues.
EAM conveyed greetings on the occasion of the 50th National Day of Oman’s modern renaissance. He thanked Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr and the Government of Oman for support to the Indian community and excellent cooperation during COVID-19. Both sides agreed to continue working closely to address the ongoing challenges emanating from the pandemic.
EAM and Oman FM reviewed cooperation in key areas of India-Oman strategic partnership viz. defence and security, economic cooperation, capacity building and training, consular issues and people-to-people ties. They noted the huge potential for expanding economic partnership given the strong complementarities between the two economies. They emphasized the importance of health and food security in the coming times and the ability of the partnership of both countries to address them. The Ministers exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues and agreed to maintain close cooperation in multilateral fora.
EAM appreciated Oman’s gesture of establishing the Oman-India Friendship Association.