September 27, 2017
Nepal and Oman yesterday discussed bilateral cooperation in various sectors as part of the Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to the latter country.
As part of his four-day to Oman, PM Deuba held a meeting with Omani Deputy PM Sayyid Fahad bin Mahmood Al-Said at the Royal Palace in the Omani capital Muscat yesterday.
As part of the discussion, PM Deuba sought Oman’s assistance for the development of tourism, health, agriculture and hydropower sectors of Nepal.
“We are on the verge of ending the transitional phase. Nepal will soon become a perfect destination for foreign investors and we hope Oman will invest in Nepal,” said PM Deuba.
In response, Omani Deputy PM informed that Oman will open a consulate in Nepal owing to Nepal’s significant strategic importance.
According to the Nepali Ambassador to Oman Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal, Oman Deputy PM expressed willingness to strengthen ties with Nepal by opening its embassy in the latter country.
“Nepali migrant workers in Oman have made a good impression. Oman will open a consulate in Nepal as it carries a significant strategic importance,” said Oman Deputy PM.
Omani Deputy PM also said that Nepali people would be in their utmost priority owing to Oman’s requirement of more human capital for development.
Creation of employment for Nepalese in Oman and mechanisms to protect their interest were among other issues discussed, informed Ambassador Dhakal.
Around 15,000 Nepalese are currently in Oman, mostly engaged in the hotel sector and domestic services.