Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik has received a written message from Phillippe Leopold Louis Marie, King of the Belgians. The message deals with the bilateral relations between Oman and Belgium.
It was handed over to Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi, when he received in Muscat today Hadja Lahbib, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Federal Cultural Institutions.
During the meeting, the guest minister conveyed greetings of King of the Belgians to His Majesty the Sultan. She extended thanks for the efforts made by Oman to secure the release of the Belgian citizen, as well as an Austrian citizen a Danish citizen.
As far as the bilateral relations between Oman and Belgium are concerned, the two ministers lauded the progress witnessed by these relations in various economic, trade, investment and cultural areas. They also commended the cooperation between Duqm Port andthe Port of Antwerp, stressing the importance of expanding the cooperation to cover other fields, particularly in the renewable energy projects and green hydrogen production.
The two sides also underlined the joint keenness to expand cultural, academic and student exchange programmes and cooperation in the fields of science and technology, as well as promoting tourism and investment opportunities between the two countries.
The meeting further discussed the developments at the regional and international arenas. In this context, both sides affirmed that they will continue exchanging views on these developments, stemming from the joint keenness to come up with peaceful solutions for various issues in a way that maintains security and stability.
The meeting was attended by a number of officials from both sides.