The two countries exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a virtual meeting with Foreign Minister of Oman, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi and discussed bilateral, regional and multilateral issues.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs, EAM Jaishankar and Oman Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr reviewed cooperation in key areas of India-Oman strategic partnership such as defence and security, economic cooperation, capacity building and training, consular issues and people-to-people ties.

During the meeting, both sides noted the huge potential for expanding economic partnership given the strong complementarities between the two economies.

They emphasized the importance of health and food security in the coming times and the ability of the partnership of both countries to address them.

The two ministers exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues and agreed to maintain close cooperation in multilateral fora.

The MEA said EAM Jaishankar also conveyed greetings on the occasion of 50th National Day of Oman’s modern renaissance and thanked Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr and Government of Oman for support to the Indian community and excellent cooperation during COVID-19.

Both sides agreed to continue working closely to address the ongoing challenges emanating from the pandemic.

The EAM appreciated Oman’s gesture of establishing Oman-India Friendship Association.