Ambassador of Republic of Iraq in Muscat Meets Omani Minister of Tourism
The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the Sultanate of Oman Mr. Ali Mahdi Al-Dabbagh, met with Omani Minister of Tourism Mr. Ahmed bin Nasser Al-Mehrzi in his office at the Ministry’s headquarters.
The Minister welcomed the Ambassador and spoke about the historical relations between the Sultanate of Oman and Iraq and the extent of Iraq’s influence on Omani society and culture praising the role of the Iraqi government in distancing the spread of the threat of terrorism from the region and the foreign policy adopted by it in non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and mediating to resolve the crises experienced by the region, which is the same policy pursued by the Sultanate of Oman.
The Ambassador spoke about the great progress that has been made in the Iraqi-Omani relations following the mutual visits of Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alawi to Baghdad and the visit of His Excellency Foreign Minister to Muscat and the deep consultations on the regional situation and the importance of reopening the direct flight line between Iraq and Oman. The Ambassador explained the instructions issued by the Prime Minister to create an environment conducive to foreign investment through providing unprecedented facilities in this field calling on the Sultanate of Oman to seize the opportunity to invest in Iraq and participate in the reconstruction of liberated cities and study the idea of establishing the ( business council between the private sector of the two countries) to attract capital and arrange mutual visits between businessmen and private sector companies of the two countries. The Ambassador noted the possibility of signing the memorandum of understanding prepared in the field of tourism during the meeting of the joint committee, which is scheduled to be held in Baghdad in the month of October, and the importance of providing adequate facilities to attract Iraqi tourists and facilitate the granting of access visas to Iraqis through the airport and border ports directly.