Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that there was a significant possibility to enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Oman in trade, commerce, investment and other economic sectors while talking to Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Foreign Minister of Oman who called on him at the PM House Islamabad.
According to the statement released by the PM House the Prime Minister while highlighting the possibility of launching government-to-government and commercial Ferry Service between Pakistan and Oman to enhance bilateral trade appreciated Oman’s keen interest in creating closer linkages between Pakistani and Omani sea ports.
“We are also grateful to the Omani Government for taking good care of Pakistanis serving in Oman and especially those employed in Royal Omani Armed Forces,” the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Oman, as Oman has been consistently making progress on all fronts under the leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos.
He appreciated the special importance attached to relations with Pakistan by Sultan Qaboos.
Stressing the need for political dialogue between the two countries at Foreign Ministers’ level would provide the forum for a comprehensive exchange of views on all areas of political, strategic and economic interests between the two countries, he added.
Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation and also appreciated the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister that has put Pakistan on the path of socio-economic development, economic stability and developing the country’s infrastructure on modern lines.
Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was also present during the meeting.
Later the Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah addressed a press conference with Sartaj Aziz highlighting the friendly relations between Oman and Pakistan showed his countries interest to invest in CPEC and oil sector of Pakistan.