India, Oman evaluation ties, vow to step up trade and financial investment
India and Oman on January 14 evaluated the entire spectrum of their relationship and pledged to regain momentum in trade and financial investment linkages when normalcy returns after COVID-19
A meeting of the India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group (IOSCG) was held here physically with the Indian delegation led by Sanjay Bhattacharya, Secretary (CPV&OIA), Ministry of External Affairs, and the Omani delegation headed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali al-Harthy, Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs, Foreign Ministry.
This was the first top-level main see from Oman to India given that the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic.
India ensured support to Oman in its requirement for COVID-19 vaccines, the MEA said in a declaration.
India’s drugs regulator has actually authorized Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, produced by the Serum Institute, and indigenously established Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for limited emergency situation usage in the country.
Indian and Omani sides expressed satisfaction that in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic they have kept in close touch and sustained momentum in more consolidation of their strategic relationship, the MEA stated.
Secretary (CPV&OIA) thanked the Omani side for taking excellent care of the big Indian neighborhood in Oman during the pandemic, it said.
The Omani side expressed appreciation that India had actually assisted in food and medical materials to Oman during the pandemic.
Both sides also expressed joy that the air bubble arrangement in between the 2 nations is working well.
During the conference, both sides reviewed the entire spectrum of India-Oman relationship consisting of in political, energy, trade, financial investment, defence, security, space, mining, Science & Innovation, culture and consular fields.
It was agreed that the two sides will pursue numerous arrangements and MOUs in these areas for a future-oriented relationship, the MEA said.
They anticipated trade and investment linkages gaining back momentum when normalcy returns after COVID-19, it stated.
They likewise discussed magnifying cooperation in the locations of health and food security.
The 2 sides also exchanged views on recent regional advancements as well as global problems of shared interest, the MEA stated.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also received the Omani Under Secretary on Thursday and communicated congratulations to the Omani side on the very first anniversary of the reign of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.
He repeated the invite from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Sultan for a see to India. He likewise eagerly anticipated the constant conditioning of India-Oman strategic collaboration in different fields.
Mr. Sheikh Khalifa will be paying a see to Sushma Swaraj Institute for Foreign Service on Friday.
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