Muscat, Ahmed bin Nasser al- Mahrzi, Minister of Tourism received in his Office today Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Civil Aviation in the friendly Republic of India who is currently visiting the Sultanate.

The two sides explored means of enhancing the tourism cooperation between the Sultanate and India. They also reviewed the efforts done by the Ministry of Tourism in the Sultanate to promote tourism sector and develop it according to a sustainable vision that focus mainly on quality of products and service and maintain the Omani identity as a basic principle for promoting the Sultanate.

The meeting included a presentation on the Omani tourism strategy which focus on responsible and sustainable tourism principle and opening investment in tourism sectors that serve the governorates. It also targets attracting 11 million domestic and foreign tourists by 2040.

Ahmed bin Nasser al- Mahrzi, Minister of Tourism said that the parties agreed to activate the MoU which was signed between the two sides in February 2018 and build upon what have been agreed during the visit of the Indian Prime Minister last year.

‘The Ministry of Tourism plans to organize a number of awareness seminars on tourism in the Sultanate. The seminars will be organized in three main cities in India namely Mumbai, Delhi and Haidar Abad. It will also organize B2B meeting between Omani and Indian business men in tourism and investment sectors.

The meeting was attended by the Indian accredited Ambassador to the Sultanate and a number of officials at the Ministry of Tourism.

Source: Oman News Agency