Tourism, the blue financial system, and the fisheries sector are areas the place the brand new ambassador-designate of Oman mentioned his nation hopes to develop with Seychelles, as he hinted on the potential of Oman Air flying to the island nation.
Ambassador Ali bin Abdullah bin Salirn Al Mahmqi spoke after presenting his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan at State Home on Tuesday. Al Mahmqi informed journalists that the opportunity of Oman Air flying to the islands can be a degree for dialogue.
“We talked with the president, the chance between the Sultanate of Oman and Seychelles, largely it is the blue financial system how we will develop there and fisheries. The relation between Oman and Seychelles, how one can develop it extra,” mentioned Al Mahmqi.
After assembly with the president, the ambassador additionally paid a courtesy name to Vice President Ahmed Afif. On Monday Ambassador Al Mahmqi met with Minister for International Affairs and Tourism Sylvestre Radegonde and different officers from the Division of International Affairs.
Each events agreed to strengthen cooperation in numerous fields reminiscent of tourism, the blue financial system, fisheries and likewise spoke of the curiosity to extend connectivity between the 2 nations by way of their nationwide airways.
“We wish to see Oman Air come right here. In tourism, the Seychelles could be very superior within the tourism sector and we wish to see how we will company on this sector,” mentioned the Ambassador.
In accordance with Al Mahmqi there’s additionally a risk for sharing between the Tourism Faculty of Oman and the Seychelles Tourism Academy.
Within the coming days, the ambassador can have conferences with the Ministry of Fisheries and with the Seychelles Chamber for Commerce and Industries, as Oman additionally desires to put money into the islands.
“We additionally want to make investments and see what are the alternatives to put money into Seychelles,” he mentioned, including that he shall be additionally visiting the Indian Ocean Tuna canning manufacturing unit.
The ambassador shall be primarily based in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania.
Seychelles – 115 islands within the western Indian Ocean — and Oman – a rustic on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest impartial state within the Arab world – established bilateral relations in 1983.