Muscat, A session of official talks between the Sultanate and Japan was held at the Council of Ministers HQs' here today. The Omani side was headed by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, while the Japanese side was led by Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

Welcoming the guest and his accompanying delegation, Sayyid Fahd hoped that relations between the two countries will continue to grow and prosper.

The talks dealt with ways of activating various aspects of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries, notably in the fields of economy, commerce, communications, information technology, energy projects, minerals, transport and construction facilities.

The two sides also discussed means of exchanging expertise and enhancing the role of the joint businessmen's council of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The talks stressed the importance of boosting the role of the private sector in supporting joint investments across various sectors.

The two sides also reviewed various issues in regional and international arenas, including developments witnessed by the region, and the ongoing efforts to establish security and stability.

Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said hailed Japan's efforts on rapprochement among countries and its initiatives to serve global peace.

On his part, Shinzo Abe expressed his country's satisfaction with Oman-Japan relations and the two countries' common understanding on issues serving development and prosperity.

The talks were attended by a number of Omani ministers and government officials, as well as members of the delegation accompanying the Japanese Prime Minister.

Source: Oman News Agency