Oman explores ways to strengthen bilateral ties with Cyprus

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman-Cyprus Bilateral Relations
Officials during the meeting | BNA

Oman’s Foreign Minister, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Al Busaidi has discussed the ways to develop bilateral relations with Dr. Konstantinos Kompos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus.

The two sides also discussed cooperation in economic, trade, and arts fields between the two countries, as per the statement.

Further, they agreed to finalize several agreements and memoranda of understanding, such as an agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income, a cooperation agreement on issues of public security, cooperation project on areas of agriculture and fisheries.

During the meeting, both ministers also emphasized the importance of bolstering partnerships in maritime transport, tourism, education, and renewable energy sectors.

The meeting was attended by Andreas Nicolaides, the Cypriot Ambassador to Oman, Munther bin Mahfouz al Mandhari, Head of the European Department in the Foreign Ministry, and other officials from both countries.

The meeting underscored the mutual commitment of Oman and Cyprus to deepen relations and collaborate closely on various regional and international matters.

In the political field, the two ministers exchanged points of view on current regional and international developments, the foremost of which covered repercussions of the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, the tragic humanitarian situation, and the tension in the Red Sea.

“They also reaffirmed the necessity of reaching an immediate ceasefire and allowing access of all humanitarian needs to Gaza Strip and resuming the process of a two-state solution to achieve security and comprehensive peace,” as per the statement.

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