The people-to-people relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Arab Republic of Egypt have been steadily progressing, and the mutual bond between the two nations holds great promise, according to a cross-section of individuals.
Several individuals from Egypt have shared their perspectives on why they consider the Sultanate of Oman their home, highlighting the Sultanate's hospitality.
Dr Muhammad Saad, senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Al Osra Al Arabiya newspaper and Bureau Chief of Al Youm Al Salaa newspaper in Egypt, explains that the historical ties between Egypt and the Sultanate of Oman have contributed to the strong relationship between the two nations. He mentions the ancient trade routes and cultural connections that have persisted throughout history, fostering close cooperation and coordination in political, economic, and cultural spheres.
Dr Saad, also the Director of the Egyptian Al Youm Al Sabea newspaper office in Muscat, acknowledges the significance of the Egyptian community in Oman, further demonstrating the depth of the relations between the two brotherly countries.
“The volume of trade exchange between the Sultanate of Oman and Egypt witnessed an increase of about RO 393 million and RO 628,000. The Sultanate of Oman is among the most secure and stable Arab and Gulf countries and attracts many communities, whether Arab, Islamic or foreign. This is what made me, like the rest of the residents of the Sultanate of Oman, choose it as my home, for more than a quarter of a century and today, I thank God, I made the right choice, and I got to know many colleagues and friends, both professionally and personally,” he says.
Dr Saad recalls, "When looking back, I can only remember goodness, respect, and moral conduct in dealing with both Omani citizens and residents. The relationship between myself and the Omani brothers has always been one of brotherhood and love."
Khaled Abdul Aziz al Shall, Vice-President of the Egyptian Community Club in Oman, highlights the historic visit of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to Egypt, marking the first visit by the HM the Sultan to the country.
He emphasises the vast opportunities that exist between the two countries, given their fraternal relationship, capabilities in various fields, and influential roles in the region.
The visit reflects the mutual desire to enhance relations and cooperation across economic, cultural, and commercial domains. Al Shall expresses hope that the visit will result in increased trade, economic exchange, and mutual benefits for both peoples.
During the visit, discussions will cover regional and international issues, aiming to ease tensions in the region. The distinguished relations and shared vision between the leadership of both countries with the countries of the region further contribute to this endeavour.
Hassan Mohamed, Sales Manager at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Nizwa, acknowledged the historical depth and interconnection of Egyptian-Omani relations spanning thousands of years.
He highlighted his choice to live in Oman due to the kindness, generosity, and tolerance of its people, who embrace all nationalities and treat everyone equally.
He also praised the Sultanate of Oman's safety, security, and the calm and comfortable working environment it offers. Furthermore, he sees Oman as a promising market for investment, benefiting from the Oman Vision 2040, which aims to achieve the well-being of the Omani people.
The strong people-to-people relations between the Sultanate of Oman and Egypt continue to flourish, driven by historical ties, frequent diplomatic consultations, and signed agreements.
Both nations strive for closer cooperation and mutual benefits across various sectors, fostering a sense of brotherhood and fostering strong bonds between their peoples.