Oman and Singapore Ink Bilateral Agreements to Boost Cultural Ties and Economic Collaboration

Oman and Singapore Ink Bilateral Agreements to Boost Cultural Ties and Economic Collaboration

By Staff Writer, 19 December 2023

In a significant stride toward strengthening diplomatic relations, the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Singapore have formalized two key memoranda of understanding (MoUs) focusing on cultural and youth collaboration, as well as economic development.

The momentous occasion unfolded during the state visit of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, which concluded on Friday, marking a pivotal step in fostering closer ties between the two nations.

The initial MoU, signed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Oman and Singapore’s Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, lays the groundwork for enhanced cooperation across various domains.

The agreement encompasses joint initiatives such as cultural programs, theatrical and cinematic workshops, and the support of translation and publication endeavors.

Additionally, it mandates the exchange of information pertaining to the preservation of cultural heritage, cultural identity, and publishers’ rights.

The second MoU, inked by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion of Oman and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, focuses on fortifying collaboration in the realms of investment promotion, streamlining business and export procedures, fostering small and medium enterprises (SMEs), advancing industrial projects, and bolstering the international business standing of both nations.

Representing Oman, Qais Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, and Anwar Ahmed Muqaibal, Charge d’affaires of the Sultanate of Oman’s Embassy in the Republic of Singapore, affixed their signatures to the MoUs.

On the Singaporean side, the agreements were formalized by Edwin Tong, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister of the Ministry of Law, along with Wy Mun Kong, CEO of Singapore Cooperation Enterprise.

These accords reflect the shared commitment of Oman and Singapore to deepening cultural ties and fostering mutual economic growth.

Source: Muscat Daily

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