MUSCAT — Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidi, Commerce and Industry Minister, yesterday met with Mohamed Ali Soilihi, Comoros Vice-President in charge of the Ministry of Finance, Economy, Privatisation, Budget, Investment and Foreign Trade. The meeting touched on topics related to enhancing trade exchange between the two countries. The guest reviewed investment opportunities available in Comoros.
The guest called on Omani companies and establishments to benefit from the investment laws in Comoros particularly in the fields of fishing, fisheries industry and light industries. Khonji meets with Comoros leader: Khalil bin Abdullah al Khonji, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), met at OCCI’s headquarters yesterday with Comoros Vice-President in the presence of a number of businesspersons.
The meeting discussed available fields of co-operation in the economic sectors and means of activating them to serve aspirations of both sides, in addition to discussing potentials of investments in Comoros by viewing its natural and economic potentials, as well as reviewing the available advantages and facilities.
Al Khonji stressed the deep historic ties binding the two countries and their impact on setting up economic relations during the upcoming period, explaining the keenness towards establishing a business council between businessmen and businesswomen from the Sultanate and Comoros in a bid to avail of economic data to come up with the available economic opportunities from both sides. He added that the business council will contribute to enhancing the joint relations and setting up the programmes and means that ensure the real participation from the public sector of bother countries.
He added that he, as the Chairman of GCC Chamber of Commerce, looks forward to hold an expanded meeting in Comoros between the investors and businessmen from the GCC private sector with their counterparts in Comoros at the end of 2013 in a bid to closely highlight the promising economic sectors and discussing the potential of co-operation in the available investment opportunities.
On his turn, the Vice-President of Comoros expressed his keenness to set up effective economic relations based on a clear strategic vision between his country and the Sultanate on the one hand and the rest of the GCC countries on the other. He explained that the political stability in Comoros during the past years remarkably helped it develop and raise the income of individual.
He called upon the Omani private sector to take part in the economic projects in Comoros and utilise the available opportunities, particularly in the tourism, agriculture, fishing and energy sectors, explaining that all advantages and facilities will be rendered to them to keep the distinguished trade and economic relations with the Sultanate as an important partner in the region. — ONA