KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (NNN-Bernama) — The Sultanate of Oman that celebrated its 51st National Day on Nov 18, has always maintained very friendly and cordial relations with Malaysia since the establishment of diplomatic relations back in January 1982.
Oman’s ambassador to Malaysia Sheikh Al-Abbas Ibrahim Hamed Al Harthi said this is the testament to Oman’s ’s effective foreign policy and diplomacy spearheaded by the sultanate’s ruler His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.
Oman’s foreign policy is founded on peaceful co-existence between all peoples, neighbourliness, as well as having a reciprocal understanding for national sovereignty and international integrity.
“This effective policy has assisted Oman to build bridges of friendship that opens prospects for new collaboration and good relations with various countries and nations based on the firm foundation of mutual respect and friendly relations,” he said in a statement made available to Bernama.
On bilateral cooperation between Oman and Malaysia, Sheikh Al-Abbas said several existing and active Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and other business deals in the process of signing would pave the way to advance and strengthen bilateral cooperation between Oman and Malaysia.
The MoU covered diverse areas, namely, health, higher education, science and technology, hence generating mutual collaboration and fortifying beneficial ties for both Oman and Malaysia, he said.
The Ambassador of Oman thanked the Government of Malaysia for its permanent assistance and support in the development of Oman-Malaysia joint cooperation in various fields that will definitely open new gateways for many more lucrative and productive opportunities for Malaysian and Omani entrepreneurs alike, which is further made feasible via Oman Air’s direct flights between Oman’s capital of Muscat and Kuala Lumpur.
“Our bilateral relations will certainly set new chapters of fortified business collaboration that will support the growth and progress of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefiting both countries,” he added.