Oman, South Africa look to expand trade in foodstuffs

JOHANNESBURG: Dr Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, met with Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa during his visit to South Africa. The two sides discussed trade and industrial relations between the two friendly countries and means of promoting them particularly in foodstuff industries, opportunities of joint investment and technology transfer in meat and vegetables processing. The two sides also discussed projects of storing and re-exporting foodstuff from and to Sohar Port, as well as the potential cooperation in areas of science, technology and logistic sector. Dr Al Sunaidy gave a speech on trade and investment opportunities in the Sultanate. A visual presentation was also given on the Sultanate’s ports and economic zones in the presence of businessmen.
The meeting was attended by Yahya bin Abdullah al Oraimi, Head of Economic Affairs Sector at the Foreign Ministry, Said bin Saleh al Kiyoumi, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), Mubarak bin Salim al Zakwani, Sultanate’s Ambassador to South Africa, businessmen from both sides and officials representing various sectors namely Sohar Industrial Port, Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) and Oman Food Investment Holding Company. — ONA