New Delhi: At the invitation of External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar, Foreign Minister of Oman H.E. Mr. Sayyid Badr Hamad Hamood Al Busaidi paid an official visit to India on 23-24 March 2022. This was the first visit of H.E. Mr. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi to India in his capacity as Foreign Minister.
Both Ministers met on 23 March 2022 evening and undertake a comprehensive review of the progress made in the bilateral strategic partnership between the two countries. The Ministers also exchanged views on recent regional and international developments.
India and Oman have continued close cooperation during the Covid pandemic and maintained high level contacts. India is among Oman’s top trading partners and bilateral trade for the current financial year (FY 2021-2022) so far is almost USD 7.5 billion. People-to-people ties is another important facet of the bilateral relationship as Oman is home to approximately 620,000 Indian nationals.