(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) A high-level Omani trade delegation led by Ithraa chairman Dr Salem al Ismaily is in Bandar Seri Begawan, in Brunei, to hold talks.
The delegation met with Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who said, ''I met my Omani counterpart, H E Sayyid Badr al Busaidi, the secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during my last visit to Oman and we discussed in detail how to enhance and extend bilateral relations. The visit helped us focus on implementing potential projects between our two countries.''
Brunei's minister said that both countries are looking to diversify their economies. ''We would like to move forward and focus efforts on energy co-operation, both upstream and downstream, as well as consider opportunities in the food processing sector.''
According to Dr Ismaily, ''The economies of Brunei and Omani are highly complementary, with the two countries co-operating closely to enhance the trade and investment relationship.''
''Brunei is a long-standing trading partner and we are here to present Oman's manufacturing, logistics, food processing, tourism, and agriculture and fisheries sectors. Indeed, we would like to leverage trade opportunities with fast-growing emerging markets like Brunei, and this is why we are focusing on export competitiveness and value-added product quality,'' said Ismaily.
The delegation also met with the Brunei Minister of Industry and Primary Resources, the chairman of Brunei Investment Agency, the Minister of Finance and chairman of Darussalam Assets, the president of the Brunei National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Off