Oman, China agree to enhance bilateral cooperation

Oman and China have agreed to improve bilateral cooperation between the two countries including the creation of free trade zone talks with other Gulf Cooperation Council member states, Middle East Monitor, MEMO, reports.
The two countries, media outlets also noted, signed a visa exemption agreement and reiterated their commitment to working together within the framework of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative and Oman’s 2040 Vision.
Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Omani Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Bin Hamad Al-Busaidi signed the deal early this month.
Both countries also affirmed support for enhanced investment and tourism exchanges, MEMO notes citing Oman News Agency.
The Omani city of Salalah will be home to a monument to the famed Chinese Muslim Admiral Zheng He.
“This will be an expression of the symbolic significance of his visit to the Sultanate 600 years ago,” both top diplomats stressed.

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