(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) In order to strengthen relations with the sultanate, an 11-member body was recently formed in the Estonian parliament, Riigikogu.
Margus Tsahkna, head of Estonian-Oman Parliamentary group, was quoted as saying in a press release, ''It is important to strengthen relations and expand economic cooperation between Estonia and Oman. I'm confident that there are a lot of opportunities for both countries. Estonia will share its successful e-government experience that has helped businesses and entrepreneurship.
''Our start-up culture has been recognised all over the world. One of the most interesting examples could be the introduction and implementation of an idea-to-solution initiative like Garage48 in Oman."
Welcoming the Estonian-Oman Parliamentary Group, H E Lauri Bambus, Estonian Ambassador to the sultanate, said, ''The profiles and ambitions of Estonia and Oman are comparable, which is why Estonia sees lot of potential in strengthening cooperation with the sultanate.
''Hopefully, in future, Omani people and businesses will benefit from e-government services like Estonia.''
In April, 2012 an MoU was signed between Estonia's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the sultanate's Information Technology Authority (ITA) in the field of information and communication technology, the press release said.
In February 2013, another agreement was signed between the Centre of Registers and Information Systems of Estonia and Oman's ITA in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI).
The agreement aims to enhance services provided by MoCI's One-Stop-Shop (OSS) System, the release added.