Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Muscat as part of his three-nation tour during which he would hold talks with the Sultan of Oman and other important leaders.
PM Modi arrived in Muscat from Dubai and met Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said and Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said.
Modi greets Indian community outside Grand Hyatt hotel in Muscat
“A ceremonial and traditional welcome for PM @narendramodi on arrival in Muscat, capital of Oman on his first State visit! Warmly received by Deputy PM of Oman. India accords very high importance to relations with Oman, a key strategic partner in the region,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2018
Modi, ahead of the visit, said that Oman was a close maritime neighbour with whom India enjoys excellent relations. He said, “I shall also interact with leading businesspersons of Oman on developing stronger economic and business links with India.”
India and Oman have thriving links rooted in centuries-old people-to-people exchanges, Modi had said.
More than nine million Indians work and live in the Gulf region. In Oman, they constitute the largest expatriate community.