Muscat: The ministers from Oman and Germany held a virtual meeting, during which they exchanged views on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social repercussions. They also discussed ways to exchange information and enhance cooperation in this regard.
The two sides stressed the importance of the international community in joining hands in ensuring the universal benefit for all countries to contain the pandemic and eliminate it.
Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, chaired yesterday the conclusion of the 15th session of the Omani-German Joint Committee which was held through virtual communication between Muscat and Berlin, co-chaired on the German side, by Marco Wandervitz, Parliamentary Minister of State at the Ministry of Economy and Energy.
At the end of the session, the two sides signed the joint agreed minutes on the work of the Joint Committee, in the presence of all its members from the public and private sectors of both countries.
The two sides expressed their joint keenness to expand and diversify the interests and benefits between the two countries towards broader horizons and in various areas of cooperation, while giving more focus and follow-up to the development of bilateral trade and investments.
They also identified priorities for joint cooperation in the sectors of renewable energy, higher education, vocational training and research, and in the fields of tourism, healthcare, the environment, climate change, the transfer of science, knowledge and technology, in addition to the development of small and medium size enterprises.