New Delhi (Agencies): The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Oman’s Dhofar University inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies – Hindi language. Simultaneously, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India and Oman’s Ministry of Transport, Communication, and Information Technology (MTCIT) signed an MoU in the field of Information and Technology. Additionally, an MoU between India’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and Oman’s National Centre for Financial Information (NCFI) was signed, focusing on cooperation in exchanging intelligence related to money laundering, associated predicate offenses, and terrorism financing.
The signing ceremony took place during the ongoing visit of Oman Sultan Haitham bin Tarik to India. The leaders also adopted a new ‘India-Oman joint vision, a partnership for the future,’ encompassing collaboration in ten different areas.
The discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sultan Haitham bin Tarik covered various aspects, including maritime cooperation, trade and investment, space, financial technology, and energy security, particularly green energy. The two nations also explored opportunities to strengthen people-to-people ties and discussed regional and international issues.
The joint vision document aims to build a partnership rooted in Oman’s Vision 2040 and India’s development vision. The areas of cooperation include maritime cooperation, energy security, green energy, space, digital payments, health, tourism, disaster management, agriculture, food security, and cricket.
The MoUs and the joint vision document reflect the commitment to enhance bilateral relations and collaboration between India and Oman.