Oman's embassy to be opened in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Jan. 15 / Trend D. Azizov /
The Sultanate of Oman's embassy is planned to be opened in Uzbekistan in 2010, a source in the Uzbek government said.
According to the interlocutor of the agency, the Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said has signed a decree stipulating the opening of Oman's embassy in Uzbekistan.
Opening of Oman's Embassy was discussed during Uzbek President Islam Karimov's visit to the Sultanate in October 2009.
It was reported that the Uzbek President paid his state visit to Oman October 4-5, 2009.
As a result of negotiations held during the visit, the sides signed inter-governmental agreements on the basis of cooperation and relations between countries on trade and economic cooperation, air communication, as well as more than ten documents in oil and gas, chemical and construction industries, higher education, tourism and investments.
The parties also agreed to open their embassies in Tashkent and Muscat.
Cooperation between Uzbekistan and Oman has been consistently developing on the basis of the principles of friendship and mutual trust. There are regular consultations between foreign ministries of the two countries. Uzbekistan and Oman have similar views concerning prevention of such threats as terrorism, extremism, arms smuggling and drugs.
Uzbekistan and Oman actively cooperate within international organizations such as the UN, the Organization of Islamic Conference. Cooperation with Oman gives Uzbekistan new opportunities to strengthen relations with Arab countries. Oman considers Uzbekistan as a leading country in Central Asia.
Expansion of ties with Uzbekistan will allow Oman to intensify cooperation with Central Asian region as a whole.