Bahrain Ambassador to Oman Describes Bilateral Relations as Strong | Oman time

Muscat: Dr. Jumaa Ahmed Al Kaabi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Sultanate of Oman, said the two countries have well-founded relations.

In a statement to the Oman News Agency (ONA), Al Kaabi said: “The brotherly relations between Oman and Bahrain are deeply rooted in history, as evidenced by the centuries-old civilizations of Dilmun and Majan. The two countries are bound by strategic, cultural, commercial and historical relations that stem from ties of love and kinship. Bilateral relations are now at their peak, thanks to the guidance of the wise leaders of both countries.

Al Kaabi added that His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain will result in the signing of a number of agreements and executive programs in various fields. This, he said, will open up prospects for cooperation that live up to the aspirations of the peoples of the two countries.

Al Kaabi pointed out that the cooperation between the two countries covers many fields such as space science, information technology, stock market, social development, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurship and meteorology. This is in addition to executive programs in the areas of youth, sports, environment, climate change, agriculture, livestock and tourism, he added.

Al Kaabi said that “the meetings of the Bahrain-Oman Joint Committee, established in 2006, resulted in the signing of 25 agreements, memorandums of understanding and executive programs. This, he noted, has helped consolidate bilateral relations.

“To deepen cooperation, the Oman-Bahrain Friendship Society was announced in June this year (2022) with the main aim of opening up new avenues of cooperation.

The August 2021 committee meeting identified four areas of cooperation, namely food security, labor market, mining, and banking and finance, under the leadership of the foreign ministers of the two countries. Emphasis was placed on 28 areas of cooperation, to achieve specific goals,” Al Kaabi said in his statement to ONA.

“Economically, the trade relationship has reached new heights and has grown by 10% this year to $720 million. The chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries have exchanged visits among the business circles of the two countries, notably through the Bahrain Businessmen’s Association. No less than 490 companies are operating in the two countries through partnerships in various projects,” Al Kaabi added.

The ambassador pointed out that work is underway to establish an Omani-Bahraini company which will be responsible for setting up joint ventures. This is in addition to the 60 companies operating in the fields of tourism, services and construction, in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises, he added in conclusion of his statement.

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