MUSCAT : The 12th round of India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group (IOSCG) meeting took place in Muscat, Oman on 27 February 2023. The 12th round of the IOSCG was co-chaired by Secretary (CPV & OIA) Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs of Oman H.E Sheikh Khalifa Alharthy. The meeting reviewed bilateral ties between India and Oman in different domains and identified new areas of cooperation.
The India-Oman Strategic Consultative Group meeting is an important forum for both countries enabling regular review of bilateral relations. The discussions were focused on exploring avenues of cooperation in key sectors including energy, trade and investment, health, education, defence, and cultural exchanges.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Dr. Sayeed interacted with the Indian community in Oman and appreciated their contributions to the development of both Oman and India. He assured them of the Indian government’s commitment to their welfare and well-being.
The visit by Dr. Sayeed reflects the strong bilateral relationship between India and Oman, the importance of the Sultanate of Oman as a key partner for India in the Gulf and highlights India’s commitment to strengthening its strategic partnership with Oman. The two sides expressed confidence that the outcomes of the 12th round of consultations will contribute to further enhancing the bilateral relationship and promoting greater cooperation in various fields.