Oman, Belarus seek to enhance economic, commercial ties

961206MUSCAT: Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, on Tuesday received Vladimir Makei, Belarus’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and his delegation. The visit underscored the keenness of the two countries on the continuous development of the existing relations between them in various fields, especially parliamentary relations.
The Chairman appreciated the role played by the Parliamentary Friendship Committee between the State Council and the Belarusian National Assembly, and stressed that the Council will support all efforts to promote bilateral relations between the Sultanate and Belarus.
Dr Al Mantheri expressed hope that the visit will contribute to deepen and strengthen the relations of cooperation between the two countries and push them to greater horizons by opening new avenues especially in the economic, trade, scientific, research and cultural fields in order to serve their common interests.
961204Vladimir Makei reviewed the potential of his country and its readiness to enter into investment partnerships with the Sultanate. He stressed his country’s keenness to develop bilateral relations and expand them to all aspects in the interest of the two friendly countries.
Majlis Ash’shura Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali too received Vladimir Makei and his delegation.
The two sides reviewed the relations and means of enhancing political, economic and commercial cooperation. The two sides also exchanged views on the regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, too received Vladimir Makei.
The meeting discussed means of enhancing trade exchange between the two countries, as well as opportunities of cooperation in assembly industries, information technology, foodstuff and tourism.
961207Vladimir Makei and his accompanying delegation also visited the National Museum.
During the visit, he was briefed on the museum, which was built on an area of 13,700 square metres. It includes 14 halls built on an area of 4000 square metres. It contains approximately 5,500 archaeological collectables in the halls of the Earth, Man, Maritime History, Weapons, Civilisation, Aflaj Prehistory, Oman and the Outside World, Greatness of Islam, Renaissance and Intangible Heritage. The National Museum is a historical project that aims to spread the ancient civilisation of Oman and preserve the tangible and intangible evidences and collectables that are the constituent of the history, heritage, culture and arts of the Sultanate in all its manifestations.
It also aims to highlight its cultural, historical and cultural dimensions and the utilisation of best practices in museum management, collectables and display management and visitor’s services.