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Omani, Dutch Businesspeople Explore Areas of Cooperation in Various Fields


  Dubai, 20 Feb (ONA) — The General-Commission of Oman’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, in coordination with the pavilion of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, held a meeting between businesspeople from Oman and the Netherlands, as well as representatives of mega companies which have headquarters in Dubai.

The meeting aimed to discuss areas of business cooperation between the two countries, particularly in fields of renewable energy, food, waste management and investment opportunities available in those areas.

The investments of Omani local establishments in various sectors were presented by officials from the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones (OPAZ), the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn) and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion. They also touched on investment opportunities available in the industrial cities.

Meanwhile, the Dutch side highlighted the prominent investment opportunities available in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the fields of renewable energy, food and waste management.

B2B meetings were held between members of the business delegation, which comprises representatives of several private and public establishments in Oman, with representatives of mega Dutch companies. Those meetings explored areas of cooperation between the two sides.

Stella Kloth, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Sultanate of Oman said in a statement to Oman News Agency (ONA) that Oman and the Netherlands share a common history of trading and seafaring nations. “Relations that go back over 400 years,” She added.

She added that the economic relations between the countries saw a remarkable development over the past few years. The strategic partnership between Sohar Port and the Port of Rotterdam is an example of those relations.

She underscored the importance of the private and public sectors working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Private companies in the Netherlands can cooperate with their counterparts in Oman in fields of energy, water and innovations, which will assist Oman in implementing Oman Vision 2040, the ambassador added.

The Dutch ambassador also touched on the existing cooperation between the two countries in areas of fisheries, water, food security and renewable energy (wind energy).

She further added that the Dutch business club in Oman, which was established recently, provides a platform for its members to share best practices and expertise to develop economic relations between the two sides in a proactive manner.

— Ends/Anas/AH


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