MUSCAT: The Office of the Honorary Consul of Belarus was opened on Monday in Al Azaibah under the auspices of Belarus Foreign Affairs Minister Vladimir Makei.
The minister said that the opening of the Office of the Honorary Consul of Belarus in the Sultanate is of great importance in the development of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in various fields, praising the efforts exerted by the Sultanate in this regard and all that would develop relations between the two countries.
He pointed out that during the visit he held meetings with a number of senior officials in the Sultanate to develop relations, stressing the importance of the visit in increasing trade, economic and investment exchange between the two friendly countries.
Qais bin Mohammed al Yousuf, Honorary Consul of Belarus in the Sultanate, and a number of Foreign Ministry officials attended the opening ceremony.
Earlier, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, received Vladimir Makei and his delegation.
The meeting reviewed the existing friendship relations in political, economic and commercial fields and exchanged views towards a number of regional and international issues of mutual interest.
The Belarusian Foreign Affairs Minister’s visit to the Sultanate was crowned by signing at the Foreign Ministry’s premises a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in tourism field.
The MoU was signed by Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, and Vladimir Makei.
The meeting was attended by Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Mohammed bin Awadh al- Hassan, Acting Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Diplomatic Affairs, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed al Hinai, Head of East Europe Administration, Dr Sergei Rachkov, the non-resident accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to the Sultanate and the Belarusian minister’s accompanying delegation.
Vladimir Makei also visited the Royal Opera House Muscat. —ONA