Oman, Northern Ireland Explore Joint Venture Prospects
Northern Ireland and Oman held talks on Saturday discussing the joint venture prospects, exploring opportunities for stronger trade and commercial ties with Omani firms.
Ireland has pledged to support the Sultanate's ongoing training and human resources development initiatives, said Oman Observer.
The offer was made during talks held between Sheikh Abdullah bin Salim al Rowas, President of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), and visiting representatives of Trade International Northern Ireland.
A delegation from Trade International is currently visiting the Sultanate as part of a three-nation Gulf tour, which includes Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, said the daily.
Bill McGinnis, Director of Business Development was quoted by the daily as saying that “in our meeting with the OCCI President we discussed the possibility of joint ventures (JV), as well as explored areas where we could contribute to the Omani economy.”
He added, in particular, we talked out the strategies for training Omanis for jobs, based on our successful training program in Northern Ireland.
McGinnis described the Middle East as the 10th most important region for Northern Ireland in terms of trade. Exports to the region average about £80 million annually, he noted – Albawaba.com
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