Pakistan-Oman decades old ties based on common culture, brotherhood: PM

–Says Pakistan looks forward to sustainable economic relations with Oman

ISLAMABADA delegation of Omani Businessmen led by Redha Juma Mohamed Ali Al Saleh, Chairman Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Pakistani Businessmen from Oman called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Thursday.

The 22 member delegation from Oman informed the Prime Minister that for the first time after twenty years an Omani delegation is on a visit to Pakistan to explore business and investment opportunities.

The business-friendly policies of the current government are providing wide opportunities to investors in tourism development, Fisheries Sector, Warehousing and Storage facility development in port cities and the development projects in Gwadar.

The delegation also showed keen interest in investment opportunities in ferry service connecting Oman, coastal cities of Pakistan, CPEC projects, especially industrialization of Gwadar, Agriculture sector and a proposed corridor comprising land and sea routes between Oman and Pakistan connecting the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and southeast Asia with Pakistan at its pivot.

The meeting was also informed about the contribution of the Pakistani diaspora during the COVID pandemic and the assistance by the Kingdom of Oman in the release of Pakistani prisoners in Oman.

Both sides agreed on increased cooperation in the areas of common interest and steps to increase mutual trade.

Prime Minister Imran Khan not only welcomed the delegation and its support during the COVID-19 but also directed the concerned Government entities to take the requisite steps for increased cooperation in the areas of trade and investment between Oman and Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Shaukat Fiaz Tarin, Makhdoom Khusto Bakhtiyar, Advisor to PM Abdul Razzaq Dawood, SAPM CPEC Khalid Mansoor, Chairman BOI Azfar Ahsan, concerned officials, leading businessmen from Oman, Pakistani Origin Businessmen from Oman, and Pakistani Businessmen working in Oman. TF REPORT

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