Exchange of expertise between Oman, Pakistan need of hour: PM
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that Pakistan and Oman could benefit immensely through mutual exchange of experts in various fields including education, science and technology.
Dr. Yahya Mahfoodh Salim Al-Manthri, President of State Council of Oman along with delegation called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at PM House Islamabad on Thursday.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif stated that Pakistan and Oman share cultural and geographical bonds. The Prime Minister further said that the people of Pakistan along with Government hold His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said and the people of Oman in high esteem.
“Pakistan is grateful to Oman for its support in connection with Pakistan-GCC Free Trade Agreement”, said PM while stating that Pakistan would welcome Omani brothers to invest in Pakistan, particularly in energy related projects, infrastructure development and consumer based industry as current investment policy of Pakistan has created an investment friendly environment in all sectors for FDI, guaranteeing equal treatment of foreign and domestic investments, protecting foreign investment with high rates of dividends.
Prime Minister also appreciated the proposal to start a ferry service between Karachi, Gawadar and Muscat. This initiative will start a new chapter of friendship between both countries and the service will provide an affordable alternative source of movement for a large number of people who move on these routes on regular basis, said the PM.