Muscat: An India-Oman Business-to-Business (B2B) meeting dedicated to infrastructure and related sectors was organised by the Indian embassy here recently.
Mohsin Khamis Al Balushi, advisor to Ministry of Commerce and Industry, graced the event as its chief guest.
The B2B meeting was attended by about 100 persons, including officials and representatives of Indian and Omani companies from the infrastructure and related sectors. It was aimed at facilitating interaction and tie-ups between representatives of 13 Indian companies, which are participating in ‘Infra Oman’ from October 9 to 11, 2017, and representatives of Omani companies in the relevant sectors. India’s participation at Infra Oman has been coordinated by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), which has set up an ‘India Pavilion’ at the exhibition.
The aforementioned B2B meeting was also a part of the embassy’s endeavour to enhance contacts between business communities of India and Oman. The Indian embassy has been organising B2B meetings for Indian companies participating at various international exhibitions organised in Muscat.
B2B meetings serve as a useful platform for forging business tie-ups and contribute towards tapping the huge potential for trade and investments between India and Oman.
Speaking at the meeting, the Ambassador of India, Indra Mani Pandey, noted that trade has been a key facet of historical ties between India and Oman. Mohsin Khamis Al Balushi, in his address, highlighted the opportunities available in Oman for investments and encouraged businesspersons of the two countries to do more business and make investments.
The Indian Embassy accords high priority to promoting bilateral trade and mutual investments, which constitute the key pillars of the strategic partnership between India and Oman. It has been encouraging Indian and Omani companies to benefit from tremendous opportunities available for trade and mutual investments between the two countries, especially in sectors, such as infrastructure, logistics, oil and gas, minerals and mining, manufacturing, engineering, power, IT, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, agriculture, etc.