Oman's Alawi greets India's Modi on becoming premier

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    New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in New Delhi on Tuesday.

    During the meeting, Alawi congratulated the prime minister for winning the parliamentary elections and forming the new government. The leaders discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields, in addition to exchanging opinions on the regional and international issues of common concern.

    Earlier, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and discussed political, economic and defence ties. The session was attended by Sheikh Hamad bin Saif Al Rawahi, Sultanate's ambassador to India and a number of officials from both the countries.

    The meeting signalled a "desire for continued engagement at high levels between the two countries," said an Indian external affairs ministry statement.

    The visiting Omani foreign minister congratulated Sushma Swaraj on her assumption of office and hoped to further consolidate the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.

    Both took stock of various aspects of bilateral relations, including political, economic, defence, security and people-to-people linkages, and agreed to further strengthen them.

    Alawi invited Sushma Swaraj to visit Oman at an early date, to which she agreed. Dates would be decided through diplomatic channels, the statement said.

    The two leaders also discussed enhancing project exports from India to Oman. In 2013, Indian companies bagged contracts worth $1.25 billion in Oman.

    Both the ministers felt this trend should be continued. They agreed to convene the India-Oman Joint Commission at an early date during the year so as to provide further impetus to the growing economic and commercial engagement.

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    The two sides also discussed the welfare of the large Indian community in Oman, numbering more than 700,000.

    Bilateral trade between Oman and India is worth $5 billion per annum, which is likely to increase to $6 billion in the next financial year. There are over 50 India-Oman joint ventures in the Gulf country.

    Times of Oman | News :: Oman's Alawi greets India's Modi on becoming premier

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