HH Sayyid Asaad bin Tareq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan, on Monday received Mohammed bin Abdullah al Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment of the State of Qatar. Issues of common concern between the two brotherly countries and means of developing them in all fields were discussed during the meeting. The meeting was attended by Dr Fuad bin Jaafar al Sajwani, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, officials at the ministry, the delegation accompanying the guest and the Qatari ambassador to the Sultanate.
According to the latest monthly statistics released by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the Sultanate’s re-exports to Qatar also jumped by 1,219.2 per cent to OMR192.6 million during the January-September period of 2017, against a mere OMR14.6 million for the same period last year.
Several initiatives have been undertaken by both countries to strengthen bilateral trade. As part of a new plan, an agreement to enhance port and logistics cooperation was signed between Oman and Qatar last September. Besides, new shipping services have also started between the two countries to meet the growing transportation needs of Qatari importers.