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Ambassador's Message



It is a great privilege and honour for me to serve as the Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman. Oman and India, maritime neighbours, linked through history and culture, enjoy friendly ties. Both the countries accord a high importance to their relationship, which is broad-based and comprehensive, imbued with strategic significance, reflected in excellent political ties, regular high-level visits and meetings, cooperation at regional and global fora, ever expanding defence and security cooperation, growing bilateral trade and investment and increasing cultural, educational and tourism exchanges. It will be my endeavour to work with the Government of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said to further expand and deepen the strategic partnership and cooperation between India and Oman.


A large and growing Indian community lives in Oman under the benevolent care and patronage of His Majesty's Government and warm, hospitable and friendly people of Oman. Their vital contribution to progress and prosperity of both Oman and India is well-recognized and appreciated. The Government of India is committed to promoting the welfare of the Indian community in Oman and it will be my endeavour to work in close coordination and cooperation with His Majesty's Government and the Indian Community in Oman to promote the welfare of the Indian community and provide various consular, passport and visa services in an efficient and timely manner.

Events

Inauguration of Indian Calligraphy Exhibition by His Excellency Mr. Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al Rowas, Advisor to His Majesty Sultan for Cultural Affairs on 20th March 2017. The exhibition will remain on display till 25th March 2017 at Omani Society for Fine Arts during visiting hours from 9 am to 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm to 8 pm. All are requested to visit.

 

FESTIVAL OF INDIA IN OMAN CONCLUDES WITH INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL AT GRAND HYATT (15-19 MARCH 2017): The much-awaited Indian Food Festival in Oman was inaugurated on 15th March 2017 evening at Grand Hyatt in a ceremony full of Indian instrumental music, classical and folk dance, ghazals and Bollywood songs. His Excellency Salim bin Mohammed bin Said Al Mahrooqi, Under Secretary for Heritage, Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman, was the Chief Guest. The Opening ceremony was also attended by HE Nasser Mohammed Khaleefa Al Busaidi, Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Sheikh Hilal Marhoon Salem Al Ma’amari, Chief of West Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and HE Saif Mohammed Al Ruzaiqi, Adviser Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Over 300 prominent Omanis, including businesspersons and officials, Ambassadors, members of diplomatic corps, expatriates and members of Indian community were present at the opening ceremony. The Indian Food Festival at Grand Hyatt will conclude on 19th March, 2017.