Muscat: A session of talks between the Sultanate and India was held at the Council of Ministers headquarters on Monday.
The Omani side was chaired by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers while it was headed from the Indian side by Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.
Sayyid Fahd welcomed the guest and his accompanying delegation, wishing growth to the relations between the two countries.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Indian Prime Minister hailed the outcomes of his meeting with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and wise views of His Majesty. The meeting came up with a new leap at the level of cooperation between the two countries. He also expressed his admiration over the achievements made on the Omani land.
Further, he expressed his country's admiration of the wise policy being pursued by the Sultanate at the domestic and international levels.
The Omani-Indian talks touched on means of activating all aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two countries, particularly in economic, cultural, telecommunications areas, as well as information technology, energy projects and mineral resources, transport and construction facilities, health, higher education and scientific research, sharing expertise and Omani cadres training, enhancing the role of the Joint Businessmen Council between Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry due to the importance of the private sector in supporting joint ventures in industry, tourism, agriculture and fisheries sectors.
Additionally, the talks discussed a range of regional and international issues. The talks also reviewed the latest developments being witnessed by the region, as well as the efforts exerted to achieve security and stability in a bid to realise further development and welfare of people in the region.
Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said commended the positive outcomes achieved by this visit, as well as its joint vision between the two countries to serve the interests of people.
The session of talks was attended from the Omani side by the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, Minister of Oil and Gas (Head of the Mission of Honour accompanying the Prime Minister of the Republic of India), Minister of Higher Education, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Manpower, Minister of Health, Minister of Transport and Communications, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Sultanate's Ambassador to the Republic of India.
It was also attended from the Indian side by members of the official delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of India.