MUSCAT — The Malaysian Embassy in Muscat organised at Crowne Plaza Hotel yesterday Malaysia’s Industrial Promotion Seminar and Exhibition on the sidelines of the visit of Dato Mustafa Mohammed, Minister of International Trade and Industry in Malaysia, and his accompanying delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate.
The seminar was opened under the auspices of Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, who stressed the importance of promoting the co-operation relations ion various economic, trade and investment fields and for the Omani side to benefit from the Malaysian expertise in the fields of food industries, information technology and the modern technology related to water and tourism facilities management.
He added that there are a number of infrastructure and expansion projects being implemented in the Sultanate, such as the expansion of a number of airports and ports and the construction of the convention and exhibition centre, besides the projects being implemented in Al Duqum Special Economic Zone, calling upon the Malaysian investors and businessmen to invest in these projects and benefiting from the available investment atmosphere in the Sultanate.
On his turn, the Malaysian minister stressed the strong relations between the two countries, pointing out that there are a number of promising opportunities to enhance fields of co-operation between the two friendly countries.
In his speech, he said that there are a number of joint investments between the two countries as there are a number of Malaysian companies investing in the Sultanate and vice versa, calling upon the businessmen in the two countries to explore investment opportunities and setting up joint investment projects.
The opening of the seminar was attended by Khalil bin Abdullah al Khonji, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), Dato Rustum Yahya, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Sultanate, a number of officials from the public and private sectors, Omani businessmen and investors.
The Malaysian minister called on Dr Mohammed bin Hamad al Rumhy, Minister of Oil and Gas and discussed means of promoting relations between the Sultanate and Malaysia in oil, gas and energy.
The Malaysian minister also met with Dr Rasheed bin al Safi al Huraibi, Chairman of the Tender Board.
The meeting discussed aspects of co-operation between the Sultanate and Malaysia in various fields, particularly those related to the tender and work development in the Tender Board, as well as exchanging expertise between the two countries in the field of companies registration, e-tenders and the projects in this field. — ONA