President Dr Arif Alvi has asked Omani businessmen to invest in Pakistan and benefit from its liberal and investment-friendly policy. He stated that the confidence of foreign investors had considerably increased over the policies of Pakistan that provided a conducive business environment to foreign investors. He made these remarks while talking to the visiting Omani business delegation, led by the Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Eng. Redha Juma Mohamed Ali Al-Saleh, which called on the President, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today.
Welcoming the delegation, the President said that Pakistan and Oman enjoyed excellent relations which were deep-rooted in common culture, shared history and heritage. He underlined the need for increasing trade and cultural relations for the mutual benefit of the two countries. The President highlighted that Pakistan offered immense opportunities for investment and, in this regard, had established Special Economic and Technology Zones to attract foreign direct investment. He assured the delegation that the Government would facilitate and support Omani businessmen to make investments in various sectors of Pakistan’s economy. It was agreed to increase the volume of trade and enhance contacts between the chambers of commerce of the two countries to boost economic relations. The President also highlighted Pakistan’s concerns over human rights violations in the Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian security forces. He thanked the Government of Oman for its support on various issues at regional and international fora and expressed the hope that the visit of the Omani business delegation would further strengthen linkages between the business communities of the two brotherly countries.
The Omani delegation reiterated its desire to further improve bilateral cooperation in various fields. The delegation emphasized the need for promoting bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and tourism. It said that it would encourage Omani businessmen to invest in Pakistan. Both sides agreed to increase the volume of trade and promote people-to-people contacts to bring the two brotherly countries further closer.