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Oman and Yemen meet to strengthen ties in transport, communications and IT

Salalah – The Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Yemen held an official session of talks in Salalah on Sunday.

The meeting was chaired by HE Said bin Hamoud al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, and Dr. Nageeb Manssor Hamid al Auj, Yemeni Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

A statement released by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology said the meeting aimed to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in the areas of transport, communications and information technology.

The meeting provided a platform to exchange information, experiences and opportunities in the fields of transportation, communications and information technology, and encouraged relevant institutions and enterprises of the two countries to strengthen cooperation.

HE Ma’awali said, “The session was aimed at developing relations in the fields of land, sea and air transport, transit trade, investment in free zones and labor development in the fields of information technology and communications”.

According to Auj, several projects should be launched soon, including the reconnection of communication cables at the border between the wilayat of Al Mazyunah and the region of Shahn in Yemen.

HE Dr. Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones, informed that the two parties will work to find a mechanism to activate a greater maritime link between the Salalah Free Zone and the Yemen, and strengthen the banking sector between the two countries.