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Ahmed al Falahi –On February 16, 2010, the Jewel of Muscat cruise ship slipped her moorings and left Port Sultan Qaboos in Muscat on a voyage of rediscovery.
Nearly five months later, it was greeted upon its arrival at Keppel Bay Marina by the President SR Nathan and HH Sayyid Harib bin Thuwainy al Said and an official delegation comprising of HE Sayyid Badr bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, HE Mohammed bin Yousuf al Zarafi, Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other senior officials.
The cruise ship sailed an epic voyage commemorating the historic trade links that have long existed between Oman and Singapore, around the Indian Ocean rim via ports in India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
The voyage was an opportunity to strengthen bilateral relations and it was headed by Ithraa (The Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development).The Singaporean society is known for its solidarity as it mainly aims at reinforcing the infrastructure which copes with today’s requirements. It can be noticed that even Singaporean officials assume reasonability for creating harmony between economic and political forces in the country.
Talking about the Omani-Singaporean relations, the two friendly countries have been developing their fraternal ties in economic, cultural and investment domains.
A joint business committee presided over by Omani Under-Secretary of Commerce and Industry and Singaporean Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs has been formed to tackle investment issues.
The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) plays a crucial role in enticing Singaporean investors to come to the country.
A Singaporean delegation comprised of 11 companies visited the Sultanate to check the investment opportunities in the area.
Singaporeans believe in the importance of integrated relationship between government and the public. The fast-developed country has stepped forward in providing a modern society governed with religious tolerance and promulgating education, ensuring convenient accommodation, reliable healthcare, and political stability and security.
Therefore, Singapore has been steered towards e-governments and smart cities.
The Singaporean Minister of Commerce and Industry highlights the significance of improving government services and enriching technological and communicational sectors with skillful employees. Based on wise leadership and clear insights, the Singaporeans set up a fertilised land of racial and religious conciliation taking into consideration the importance of adhering to their common values.
The future of Oman-Singapore relation is bright. And it’s the kind of relationship that is worth nurturing for all its mutual benefits for both countries.