Dr. Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistani Minister for
Interior, Planning, Development and Reforms affirmed that enhancing
cooperation between the Sultanate and Pakistan in the field of ports
will establish a “big power” for transporting the supply chain to Africa.
He added in a statement that was published today by Al Roya
newspaper that Islamabad is making steady efforts to promote
cooperation with the Sultanate in the different economic fields. He
pointed out that the two countries have many promising cooperation
He also pointed out that cooperation between Gwadar Port in
Pakistan and the Omani ports may create a big power for transporting
the supply chain to Africa. He noted that he is looking forward for close
cooperation with the Sultanate under the wise leadership of His
Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said as this will serve the interests of both
countries and marine trade as well.
“I have discussed a number of opportunities of cooperation and
forwarded an invitation to Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Futaisi, Minister
of Transport and Communications to visit Pakistan and Gwadar Port.
Ferry service between the Sultanate and Pakistan will be launched
soon, which will facilitate trade. I also invited Omani businessmen and
investors to visit Pakistan and explore joint ventures between the two
countries,” he added.
“We are looking forward for closer cooperation between the Sultanate
and Pakistan especially Pakistan can be an important channel in
transporting oil from the Sultanate to China,” the Pakistani Minister for
Source: Oman News Agency