Oman, Egypt Set to Expand Economic Ties
Oman and Egypt signed Tuesday minutes of the preparatory meetings of the Omani-Egyptian joint committee held in Cairo on 9 and 10 March, reported Oman Observer on Wednesday.
The minutes were signed at a ministerial meeting of the panel at the headquarters of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry under the chairmanship of Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, and Amr Moussa, Foreign Minister of Egypt.
Alawi said the meeting discussed several bilateral agreements in judicial co-operation and in other spheres. He noted that Egypt was planning to open trade centers in the Sultanate.
Amr Moussa was quoted by the daily as saying that he held expanded talks with Alawi on various current Arab issues, besides bilateral co-operation, particularly after the recent private visit of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Sultan Qaboos during which the two leaders discussed the Arab situation and preparations for the upcoming summit which was the first regular summit to be held.
The Omani-Egyptian joint committee plays a vital role in cementing relations between the Sultanate and Egypt, he said.
The panel also focuses on trade exchange and contributes to increasing co-operation opportunities between services sectors and other sectors in both countries – Albawaba.com