India Oman Sign 8 MoU's During PM Narendra Modi's Visit

PM Narendra Modi meets CEOs at India-Oman Business Meet

To strengthen India-Oman's bilateral relations, PM Modi led delegation-level talks with Oman's Sultan Qaboos.

Met HH Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tariq Al Said, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs.

Addressing around 50 Omani chief executives at the Oman-India Business Meet here, Modi said that the reforms were aimed at preparing India for the 21st century and make it a global manufacturing hub. They discussed better cooperation in trade & investment, energy, defense, food security and regional issues.

Sultan also appreciated the contribution of "honest and hard working" Indian nationals to Oman's development.

Later, the prime minister will visit the historic Shiva Temple of Muscat.

Oman is a strategic partner of India in the Gulf and an important interlocutor at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Arab League and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat is the main mosque of Oman.

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Meanwhile, Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman as the two sides signed eight agreements, including pacts on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism. There are enormous possibilities for closer economic cooperation between India and Oman.

An MoU on academic and scholarly cooperation between National Defence College, Sultanate of Oman and the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

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Annexure to the MoU on Military Cooperation. The temple is one of the oldest of the region and is located in the Matrah area near Sultan's Palace.

The two leaders exchanged views on intensifying ties in the areas of energy, trade & investment, food security, defence & security, mining and other sectors, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

In Oman, there are over eight lakh Indians and they constitute the largest expatriate community.

Before he flew on to Muscat, the PM, wrapping up a state visit to the UAE, reiterated strong cooperation on combating terrorism and a defence partnership that will see the conducting an exercise in the Gulf waters.

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