Oman and China sign a visa exemption agreement

The move materialized during the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Muscat, within the scope of his Middle East tour launched last Wednesday.

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The Omani news agency reported on Monday that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi paid a visit to Muscat, the capital of Oman, where he came together with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr bin Hamad al Busaidi. During the meeting between the two colleagues, ways to boost bilateral relations as well as support towards cooperation in various fields, including investment and tourism between the countries, within the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), were handled.

Also, it was announced that the two countries signed an agreement that foresees reciprocal visa exemption between the citizens of the two countries. The joint agreement also includes regulations regarding cooperation in the field of science and technology.

Besides, two ministers also touched upon several regional and international issues of common interests and highlighted the importance of resolving disputes through a dialogue between the relevant parties in a peaceful manner.

The two ministers also promoted the model of a monument of the Chinese navigator Cheng He, who is believed to have set foot in the Gulf country almost 600 years ago, which will be erected in the city of Salalah.

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