OMAN. Muscat: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met with Oman’s ruler Sultan Haitham bin Tarik in Muscat, marking a significant development in bilateral relations. During the meeting, Doval presented a written message from Prime Minister Modi that encompassed various aspects of the ties between the two countries.
The discussions primarily focused on enhancing security cooperation, aligning technological advancements, addressing military affairs, and exploring opportunities in the mining sector. Notably, Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Hamad Al Busaidi also extended congratulations to India for successfully hosting the G20 meetings.
According to reports, the meeting between Doval and Gen Sultan Mohammed occurred “within the context of the attention accorded by Oman to current regional and international issues and in reaffirmation of Oman’s status in the global arena, where it gained confidence due to its constant policy of advocating dialogue and peace.”
Consequently, the NSA’s visit projected robust bilateral relations between India and Oman, signifying India’s steadfast commitment to strengthening its strategic partnership with the Sultanate.
The Government of India’s official statement highlighted the wide-ranging discussions held by the NSA with General Sultan bin Mohammed Al Nomani, Minister of the Royal Office, and Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi.
These discussions facilitated a comprehensive review of the multifaceted bilateral relations between India and Oman, with a specific emphasis on bolstering mutually beneficial cooperation in key areas such as economic and technological development, mutual security, and regional stability.
The statement further underlined that the visit provided an opportunity for high-level engagements, further cementing the strong bonds of friendship between India and the Sultanate of Oman.
During the meeting, Ajit Doval also conveyed Prime Minister Modi’s wishes and greetings for Oman’s progress and prosperity, to which Sultan Haitham reciprocated with equal warmth.