Oman, Nepal to boost bi­lat­eral ties

Times of Oman - - OMAN -

MUSCAT: An of­fi­cial ses­sion of talks was held at the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters head­quar­ters in Muscat on Tues­day be­tween the Sul­tanate and the Fed­eral Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Nepal.

The Omani side was chaired by His High­ness Sayyid Fahd bin Mah­moud Al Said, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter for the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters while the Nepalese side was led by Sher Ba­hadur Deuba, Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal. At the be­gin­ning of the ses­sion, the Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal con­veyed greet­ings of the Pres­i­dent of Nepal and its gov­ern­ment to His Majesty Sul­tan Qa­boos bin Said along with best wishes of per­ma­nent suc­cess to His Majesty and the Gov­ern- ment, and the Omani peo­ple fur­ther growth and pros­per­ity.

On his turn, Sayyid Fahd ex­pressed the Sul­tanate’s wel­come to the guest and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion dur­ing this visit, as well as its out­come at the level of the bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two sides. He also com­mended the cor­dial re­la­tions bind­ing the two friendly coun­tries.

The Omani-Nepalese talks touched on means that guar­an­tee to pro­mote as­pects of the bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion in eco­nomic and trade fields, as well as en­cour­ag­ing mu­tual in­vest­ments and ben­e­fit­ing from op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able in eco­nomic and free zones at both coun­tries to serve in­ter­ests of the two coun­tries’ friendly peo­ples.

Sher Ba­hadur Deuba, Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal af­firmed that this visit came to push the re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries in trade, agri­cul­tural, ed­u­ca­tional and health ar­eas, as well as ex­chang­ing trade del­e­ga­tions par­tic­u­larly his coun­try wel­comes joint in­vest­ment and Omani in­vestors to in­vest in Nepal, in ad­di­tion to shar­ing ex­per­tise in var­i­ous fields.

He also ex­pressed his coun­try’s as­pi­ra­tion to sign sev­eral agree­ments and mem­o­randa of un­der­stand­ing (MoU) to sup­port the bi­lat­eral re­la­tions. Sayyid Fahd asked the Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal to con­vey greet­ings of His Majesty the Sul­tan to the Pres­i­dent of Ne- pal and its gov­ern­ment along with His Majesty’s good wishes to them, and the friendly Nepalese peo­ple fur­ther progress and wel­fare.

The ses­sion was at­tended from the Omani side by the Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try, the Min­is­ter of Man­power, the Min­is­ter of Trans­port and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (Head of the Mis­sion of Hon­our ac­com­pa­ny­ing the Prime Min­is­ter of Nepal), the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters, the Min­is­ter of Civil Ser­vice, Min­is­ter of State, Gover­nor of Muscat, Min­is­ter of So­cial De­vel­op­ment and a num­ber of dig­ni­taries. Full story @ time­so­fo­

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