Oman, EU enhance ties

MUSCAT: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, on Monday received a delegation from Oman Parliamentary Friendship Group in the European Union (EU) Parliament, led by Ramona Manescu, Head of the EU Oman Parliamentary Friendship Group.
The meeting reviewed means of enhancing the existing relations between the Sultanate and the EU and supporting the economic cooperation and commercial exchange between the two sides, as well as exchanging viewpoints and opinions on the regional and international issues and topics of common concern.
Bin Alawi stressed the importance of this visit in enhancing the bilateral relations between the Sultanate and the European countries, pointing out to the role being played by the EU-Oman Parliamentary Friendship Group in strengthening ties between the two sides.
Manescu expressed her delight and that of her accompanying delegation to visit the Sultanate, hailing the Sultanate’s civilisational renaissance achieved in various fields. She expressed her hope that the visit will achieve its desired goals in enhancing cooperation between the Sultanate and the EU.
Visit to SQU
The European delegation visited the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU). The delegation was briefed by a visual presentation on the SQU, its colleges and various centres and units. The delegation also visited the SQU’s Botanic Garden, which includes more than 300 categories of the Omani and global plants, besides several rare plants. — ONA