Press release on Dr. Ausuf Sayeed, Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs) of India's Ministry of External Affairs , concludes successful visit to the Sultanate of Oman

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Embassy of India

Press Release

12 th round of the India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group Meeting held in Muscat

Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs) of India’s Ministry of External Affairs Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, concluded a successful visit to Oman on 27 th February 2023 for the India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group (IOSCG) meeting. The 12th round of the IOSCG was co-chaired by Dr. Sayeed and Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs of Oman H.E Sheikh Khalifa Alharthy. The meeting reviewed bilateral ties between India and Oman in different domains and identified new areas of cooperation.

The India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group meeting is an important forum for both countries enabling regular review of bilateral relations. The discussions were focused on exploring avenues of cooperation in key sectors including energy, trade and investment, health, education, defence, and cultural exchanges.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Dr. Sayeed interacted with the Indian community in Oman and appreciated their contributions to the development of both Oman and India. He assured them of the Indian government's commitment to their welfare and well-being.

The visit by Dr. Sayeed reflects the strong bilateral relationship between India and Oman, the importance of the Sultanate of Oman as a key partner for India in the Gulf and highlights India's commitment to strengthening its strategic partnership with Oman. The two sides expressed confidence that the outcomes of the 12th round of consultations will contribute to further enhancing the bilateral relationship and promoting greater cooperation in various fields.

28 th February