Economic, trade deals discussed with S Korea

DUQM: Chung Sye-Kyun, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, who is visiting the Sultanate, met with Yahya bin Said al Jabri, Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD). The two sides discussed several aspects of joint economic and trade cooperation in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD). SEZAD chairman presented a brief profile on the progress of work in the region, referring to the role played by the Korean Dry Dock Company through training the Omani youth in this field. He called on Korean small and medium companies to invest in Duqm and in other zones, such as Ports of Salalah and Suhar through opening factories or the assembly of industries in the Sultanate.

Al Jabri referred to the expansion of Korean investments in the fields of health, education, tourism, light industries, heavy and petrochemicals. He affirmed keenness to minimise all difficulties facing the Korean investor. Chung Sye-Kyun highlighted the importance of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields, calling to invest in light and heavy industries, education, training, defence and other available fields. He also expressed his willingness to convey all ideas and proposals exchanged during the meetings with the officials in the Sultanate and endeavouring to augment economic and trade cooperation. — ONA