Foreign Minister of Oman calls on Prime Minister

Islamabad, May 08, 2017 (PPI-OT) Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Foreign Minister of Oman called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad today. Welcoming the Omani Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister stated that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Oman. ‘Under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Oman has been consistently making progress on all fronts. Prime Minister appreciated the special importance attached to relations with Pakistan by His Majesty.

Regular political dialogue between the two countries at Foreign Ministers’ level will provide the forum for a comprehensive exchange of views on all areas of political, strategic and economic interests between Pakistan and Oman, added the Prime Minister. There is a considerable scope to enhance our cooperation in trade and commerce as well as in investment and other economic sectors’, underlined the Prime Minister.

Appreciating Oman’s keen interest in creating closer linkages between Pakistani and Omani sea ports, the Prime Minister said that the possibility of launching government-to-government and commercial Ferry Service between Pakistan and Oman would open an entirely new sector to enhance connectivity, people to people contacts and Pakistan-Oman bilateral trade. We are also grateful to the Omani Government for taking good care of Pakistanis serving in Oman and especially those employed in Royal Omani Armed Forces.

Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation, during the visit to Pakistan. The Foreign Minister appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister which has put Pakistan on the path of socio-economic development, economic stability and developing the country’s infrastructure on modern lines. Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs was also present during the meeting.

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