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In Muscat, Modi pitches India as an attractive destination to do business

Modi also met Deputy PM for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs of Oman and discussed intensification of bilateral cooperation

Press Trust of India  |  Muscat 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat, Oman. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat, Oman. (PTI Photo)

on Monday met with industry leaders of the Gulf and West Asia region at the here during which he pitched India as an attractive destination to do business. Modi, who arrived here yesterday from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, also met Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs of Oman, Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tariq Al Said. The two leaders discussed intensification of bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. "Four countries in 4-days strengthening our footprint in Gulf and West Asia! PM @narendramodi begins Day 4 with business - Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat. Pitching India as an attractive destination to do business, complementing our expanding strategic partnership," Kumar said. Later, the prime minister will visit the historic Shiva Temple of Muscat.

The temple is one of the oldest of the region and is located in the Matrah area near Sultans Palace. The temple was constructed 125 years back by Merchant Community from Gujarat and was subsequently renovated in 1999. The temple has three deities -- Shri Adi Motishwar Mahadev, Shri Motishwar Mahadev and Shri Hanumanji. During auspicious days more than 15,000 devotees visit the temple for prayers. He will also visit Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque before heading back to Delhi.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:56 IST
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