Sultanate, Norway discuss ties

MUSCAT: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, on Wednesday received Borge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway. The guest conveyed greetings of the leadership in Norway to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos along with best wishes of permanent success to His Majesty and the government, and the Omani people further progress and growth. The two sides comprehensively reviewed means of promoting economic and trade cooperation between the two friendly countries, in addition to encouraging investments in several fields and reviewing the current regional and international issues. The Norwegian minister expressed appreciation of the Government of Norway to the Sultanate’s balanced policy, as well as its progress at various spheres. The meeting was attended by Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, and Rolf Willy Hansen, Ambassador of Norway to the Sultanate. — ONA