India & & Oman Review Ties, Vow to Step Up Trade and Financial investment
India and Oman on Thursday evaluated the entire spectrum of their relationship and swore to gain back momentum in trade and investment linkages once 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, Undersecretary for Diplomatic Affairs, Foreign Ministry. This was the first high-level official check out from Oman to India given that the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic.
India guaranteed assistance to Oman in its requirement for COVID-19 vaccines, the MEA stated in a declaration. India’s drugs regulator has authorized Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, produced by the Serum Institute, and indigenously established Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for limited emergency use in the country.
Indian and Omani sides expressed complete satisfaction that despite the COVID-19 pandemic they have kept in close touch and continual momentum in more consolidation of their strategic relationship, the MEA said. Secretary (CPV&OIA) thanked the Omani side for taking outstanding care of the large Indian community in Oman throughout the pandemic, it said. The Omani side expressed appreciation that India had facilitated food and medical materials to Oman throughout the pandemic. Both sides also expressed joy that the air bubble arrangement in between the 2 countries is working well.
During the meeting, both sides examined the whole spectrum of India-Oman relationship consisting of in political, energy, trade, investment, defence, security, space, mining, Science & Technology, culture and consular fields. It was concurred that the two sides will pursue numerous contracts and MOUs in these areas for a future-oriented relationship, the MEA stated. They looked forward to trade and investment linkages gaining back momentum as soon as normalcy returns after COVID-19, it stated. They likewise went over magnifying cooperation in the areas of health and food security. The two sides likewise exchanged views on current local advancements as well as global problems of shared interest, the MEA stated.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also got the Omani undersecretary on Thursday and conveyed congratulations to the Omani side on the very first anniversary of the reign of Sultan Haitham bin Tariq. He reiterated the invitation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Sultan for a see to India. He likewise eagerly anticipated the continuous fortifying of India-Oman tactical partnership in different fields. Sheikh Khalifa will be visiting Sushma Swaraj Institute for Foreign Service on Friday.
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