Russia And Oman Seek To Enhance Trade Cooperation

The top Russian envoy said on Wednesday that Moscow is looking forward to enhancing trade cooperation with Oman in different areas aimed at beefing up the economic situations of the two countries.

In a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi, Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the two sides held a detailed discussion on the prospect of bilateral relations, and economic cooperation.

Lavrov said that they agreed to expand a package of bilateral agreements such as mutual exemption of visas for the citizens of the two states, and also lauded Oman for its due role in resolving the Syrian issue.

“As per our understanding, Oman could play an effective role in returning Syria to the League of Arab States, and the Sultanate of Oman can help do this,” Lavrov told reporters.

Lavrov also said they briefed Omani officials on the ongoing military operations in Ukraine and other issues surrounding Ukraine.    

On his part, Al Busaidi said that the Sultanate of Oman fully supports diplomatic efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict. “We are calling upon all parties in the Ukraine war to pay immense caution and refrain from the use of fatal tools and try to remove the ongoing differences peacefully,” Al Busaidi said.

Al Busaidi reiterated Oman’s strong commitment to the international efforts under the United Nations to help bring and maintain peace and stability in the region. 

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