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PM Modi arrives in Oman on two-day visit

Press Trust of India  |  Muscat 

today arrived here on a two-day visit on the last leg of his tour of three West Asian countries during which he would hold talks with the Sultan of and other key leaders.

Modi, who arrived here from Dubai, will also meet Deputy for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin and for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs Sayyid Asa'ad bin Tariq Al Said.

Noting that was a close maritime neighbour with whom enjoys excellent relations, Modi had said ahead of his visit, "I shall also interact with leading businesspersons of on developing stronger economic and business links with "

and Oman have thriving links rooted in centuries old people-to-people exchanges, Modi had said.

More than nine million Indians work and live in the Gulf region. In Oman, they constitute the largest expatriate community.

On the first leg of his trip, Modi had travelled to Ramallah, becoming the Indian prime minister to make an official visit to Palestine. From there he visited the UAE, Modi will travel to Oman.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 18:55 IST