Minister of State for External and Parliamentary Affairs of India, H.E. Mr. V. Muraleedharan paid an official visit to the Sultanate of Oman from 03-04 October 2022. This was his second visit to the Sultanate and a part of the periodic exchange of high-level visits to reinforce the shared commitment to ever-growing relationship between India and Oman.
During the visit, MoS met H.E. Mr. Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi, Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman and other senior dignitaries and engage in discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. He participated in a community reception and interacted with a wide cross-section of the Indian community in Oman, particularly those in health, education, business, and social service sectors.
There has been sustained and frequent exchange of high-level visits between both the countries. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Oman in 2018.Indian Minister for External Affairs, H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar undertook a visit in 2019, and MOS himself visited Oman in December 2020. In recent months, Foreign Minister of Oman H.E. Mr. Sayyid Badr al-Busaidi visited India in March 2022, and H.E. Mr. Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion visited India in May 2022.
India and Oman share warm and friendly relations underpinned by historical and cultural linkages and strong people-to-people ties. The visit provided an opportunity to comprehensively review the state of bilateral relations between India and Oman and to chart pathways to further deepen and strengthen it.