Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also scheduled to interact with CEOs and meet the deputy PM of Oman today before departing for India in the evening. Modi will also visit to a Shiv temple and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.
Your Majesty Sultan Qaboos, my deep gratitude to you and the people of Oman for the tremendous support, goodwill and affection. We are deeply honoured and we look forward to the forthcoming 50th anniversary of your stewardship of Oman.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2018
This Oman visit is one I will cherish for a long time to come. This visit has helped in building upon the centuries old ties between our enterprising people, and will impart a substantial momentum to our relations in all spheres, including trade and investment relations.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2018
Modi thanked Sultan Qaboos for your exceptional warmth, hospitality and friendship. "Thank you Your Majesty Sultan Qaboos for your exceptional warmth, hospitality and friendship, as also your personal attention to details, that made my visit to Oman one of the most memorable visits I have undertaken anywhere,"Modi tweeted.
"Glad to have met HH Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said, Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs. Our discussions were extremely productive," PM Modi tweeted.
Yet another Indian connection with Oman! PM @narendramodi visited the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, which is the biggest mosque in Oman. The mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone sculpted by 200 craftsmen from India! pic.twitter.com/Nu0yzFOTHb— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 12, 2018
PM @narendramodi performed Abhishekam at the historic Lord Shiva temple at Muscat and interacted with the members of the Temple Management Committee. It was constructed 125 years back by the Merchant Community from Gujarat and renovated in 1999. pic.twitter.com/d9D7LpMsnK— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 12, 2018
PM @narendramodi prays at the Shiva Temple in Muscat. One of the oldest temples in the region, it is situated in Muscat’s Matrah area and is said to have been constructed by merchants from Gujarat 125 years ago. It was renovated in 1999. pic.twitter.com/cB3lFm6Ygt— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 12, 2018
PM @narendramodi met with Deputy PM of Oman, HH Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood Al-Said. The two leaders exchanged views on intensifying ties in the areas of energy, trade & investment, food security, defence & security, mining and other sectors. #ExtendedNeighbourhood pic.twitter.com/TVeaD8EDBw— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 12, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is offering prayers at Shiva Temple in Muscat, Oman.
In his meeting with Deputy PM for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs of Oman, HH Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tariq Al Said, PM @narendramodi discussed intensification of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest. #ExtendedNeighbourhood pic.twitter.com/oeIJT0JsG8— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 12, 2018
Modi is scheduled to meet two deputy Prime Ministers — Sayyed Fahad and Sayyed Asad before heading back to India.
Earlier, addressing the Indian diaspora at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Oman's capital, Modi said the ties of India and Oman have always remained strong despite the ups and downs in the political environment in both the countries.
He also said that Indian diaspora has played an essential role in strengthening these ties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman as the two sides signed eight agreements, including pacts on cooperation in the field of defence, health and tourism on Sunday.
Modi, who arrived here from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, led delegation-level talks with Qaboos bin Said al Said and discussed measures to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, defence, security, food security and regional issues.
On Sunday, Modi addressed the Indian community in Muscat and signing eight agreements, including one pertaining to military cooperation, with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos.