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Oman Sultan appreciates Indians' contributions, eight agreements signed

IANS  |  Muscat 

Sultan of voiced his appreciation for the appreciation of the expatriation Indian for their contributions to his country's development during a meeting with visiting Indian Modi here.

"appreciated the contribution of honest and hard working Indian nationals in the development of Oman," tweeted following the meeting between the two leaders late on Sunday evening.

is home to over 800,000 expatriate Indians and Modi, in a community gathering earlier in the day, praised their role in the Gulf country's development.

He said that Indian and Omani authorities are constantly in touch with each other for addressing grievances of Indians in

He also praised the Omani royal family for maintaining a close relationship with

Following the meeting between Modi and Sultan Qaboos, eight agreements were signed between and Oman.

These include three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on cooperation in the fields of health, outer space, diplomacy and defence studies and analyses.

The India-Oman defence cooperation has emerged as a key pillar of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Oman is a strategic partner of in the Gulf and an important interlocutor at the (GCC), and (IORA) fora.

An annexure to an MoU on defence cooperation was also signed apart from an agreement on cooperation in legal and judicial cooperation in civil and cooperation matters.

Modi arrived here on Sunday evening on the third and final leg of his visit to and the Gulf that also took him to Palestine and the



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 00:30 IST