Muscat: Several agreements between Omani companies and their Iranian counterparts were signed in Tehran on the sidelines of the Omani Products Exhibition (Opex).
A cooperation agreement was signed between Al Sulaimi Group and MAS International of Iran. Abdullah Al Sulaimi, business development director at Al Sulaimi Group emphasised that this agreement is for strengthening bilateral relations between the two companies in the oil and gas sector and developing the services offered by the two companies.
Another agreement was also signed between Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives and Iranian Golbahar Sepahan. “This agreement aims at producing and distributing oils produced by our company in Iran and its neighbouring markets," noted Eng. Salem Al Bortmany, executive director of Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives.
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The third agreement was signed between Webware Company, which is part of Al Ghalbi International, and an Iranian company in the field of IT. "The agreement was signed between the two companies in the field of information technology with the aim to enter Webware’s products to the Iranian market and explore cutting-edge technical solutions. Webware is the first Omani company to offer enterprise resource management software through cloud computing," said Mubarak Al Busaidi, deputy administration manager at Al Ghalbi International Engineering and Contracting.
Eng. Basim bin Ali Al Nassri, director general of marketing and media at the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) and member of Opex Organising Committee, said that the marketing campaign that preceded the exhibition has played a major role in attracting Iranian businessmen and investors to visit the event and get familiarised with a variety of high quality Omani products.
On the participation of PEIE at the event, Al Nassri said that PEIE’s corner at the platform has received a great turnout from Iranian traders and industrialists who were introduced to the vision and mission of PEIE as well as the various services and incentives offered by PEIE.
The exhibition, which will conclude on Friday, presents Omani firms from various industries including natural resources, minerals, wood products, manufacturing products, furniture, food, medical and pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, plastic and metal equipment, perfume, leather, and logistics; in addition to a number of government bodies, and small and medium enterprises which are participating under the umbrella of Riyada.
Sultan Al Ma’awali, administrative affairs researcher at Riyada, noted that Riyada’s participation in Opex Iran is aimed at supporting entrepreneurs to introduce their products to the visitors, increasing trade ties with Iran, promoting industrial sectors while having a genuine desire to enter the dynamic Iranian market.