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Khasawneh, Oman deputy PM hold talks in Muscat

By JT - Oct 05,2022 - Last updated at Oct 05,2022

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Oman Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said in Muscat on Wednesday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Wednesday held discussions with Deputy Prime Minister of Oman Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al Said.

The talks, held in Muscat as part of His Majesty King Abdullah’s official visit to Oman, covered longstanding bilateral relations of interest to King Abdullah and Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik of Oman.

During the meeting, both sides stressed their keenness to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various areas, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Jordan's Ambassador to Muscat Amjad Kuhewi and a number of Omani ministers attended the meeting.

The two sides underlined the importance of bolstering and continuing cooperation, coordination and consultation in economics, trade, investment, IT, vocational training, employment, food security, pharmaceutical, and the mining industry, as well as networking between both countries' public and private sectors.

Khasawneh stressed the importance of His Majesty King Abdullah's visit to Oman in boosting relations and opening wider areas of bilateral cooperation. He commended Oman's positions in support of regional issues, and its balanced relations with all other countries which have earned the country trust and respect.

The deputy prime minister of Oman highlighted the “deep-rooted” Jordanian-Omani ties, stressing the importance of His Majesty's visit to the Sultanate of Oman at the invitation of “his brother” Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq in serving mutual interests.

The meeting also reviewed a number of issues of common interest at the regional and international levels, as well as efforts put forth to support regional security and stability.

Also on Wednesday, Safadi also held discussions with his Omani counterpart to follow up on outcomes of the talks held by His Majesty King Abdullah and Sultan Haitham bin Tariq.

The two ministers referred to preparations for Jordanian-Omani Joint High Committee meetings, scheduled to be held in Amman next year, which will also feature a meeting between businesspeople from both countries on the sidelines. 

Safadi and his counterpart signed a number of memorandums of understanding and executive programmes between the two governments. These included an MoU on industrial cooperation, competition protection and monopoly prevention in the fields of mining, labour, historical documentation, document and archives management, the exchange of information, the supervision of the insurance sector and consumer protection.

The two sides also signed an executive programme in the field of higher education, scientific research and innovation for the years 2023- 2025, and an executive programme on tourism cooperation for the years 2023-2026.

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