Oman inks MoUs in various fields with Egypt to boost bilateral ties

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Oman’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Sayyid Badr Albusaidi and his Egyptian counterpart Mr. Sameh Shoukry have signed six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to boost bilateral cooperation.

The two sides issued a joint statement in which they explained that the committee reviewed the existing bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries and expressed their deep satisfaction at the high level reached by these relations.

They remarked that the both parties will continue to work to strengthen bilateral ties on political, security, economic, commercial, industrial, judicial, development, educational, media, labor, and social development levels, as well as to open new horizons for the two countries to achieve their leaders’ and peoples’ aspirations.

Political discussions, housing and urban development, information technology, law, tourism, and education were among the areas where the two countries signed MoUs. An executive program between the Ministry of Education of Oman and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Egypt, was also signed.

The Oman foreign minister stated that “enhancing the prospects for economic cooperation between Oman and Egypt requires the redoubling and intensifying of efforts on the ground to translate the aspirations and common goals of the two countries within the framework of projects that bring economic benefits to everyone.”

According to the statement, “The two sides discussed the most important regional and international issues of mutual interest and expressed their satisfaction with the level of consultation and political coordination at various levels between the two countries regarding regional and international issues of mutual interest.”

They also emphasized their desire to collaborate in regional and international organizations and platforms in order to further their shared goals of international peace and security.

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