Saudi, Oman ink MoUs to boost cooperation in transport sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials from Oman and Saudi Arabia at the signing ceremony.

The Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) have signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to exchange expertise between the two sides and enhance cooperation in the land and air transport sectors.

According to the statement, the MoUs were signed on the sidelines of the Omani delegation’s visit to Saudi Arabia.

The MoU on land transport was signed by Mr. Said Hamoud Al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology in Oman, and Mr. Saleh Nasser Al Jaser, Minister of Transport and Logistic Services in Saudi Arabia.

Furthermore, the MoU on air transport was signed by Mr. Naif Ali Al Abri, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Oman, and Mr. Abdulaziz Al Duailej, President of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia.

The two MoUs agreed to share scientific information between the two countries in order to enhance technical capacity and boost logistics cooperation. The agreements will also make it easier for engineers, experts, and technicians in the domains of land and air transportation to visit each other.

“The MoUs also agreed on conducting seminars and joint meetings, and training of engineers, experts, and professionals, besides utilizing the geographical territories of the two countries to serve the joint logistical interests,” according to the reports.

During the signing ceremony, both sides expressed their desire to further strengthen the cooperation in the transport and logistics services sector between the Kingdom and Oman, making use of the two countries’ unique geographical locations and accomplishing the goals of the national transportation and services plan.

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