Serraj in cooperation talks with Omani government and businessmen

By Libya Herald reporter.

Serraj meets Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al-Said, Oman's deputy prime minister

Serraj meets Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al-Said, Oman’s deputy prime minister (Photo: Oman News Agency)

Tunis, 9 November 2017:

Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Seraj spent the first full day of his visit to Oman, in talks with the Omani government about promoting cooperation in a number of fields, and then with Omani businessmen whom he encouraged to invest in Libya.

He was welcomed on behalf of Sultan Qaboos by Sayyid Fahd Bin Mahmoud Al-Said, the deputy prime minister (in effect the premier, the sultan being the official prime minister and who has been in the post for the past 47 years), who said that the sultanate fully backed all efforts to maintain Libyan unity. He praised those by the PC and its government of national accord which, he claimed, enjoyed the confidence of the Libyan people.

For his part Serraj, who is accompanied on the official visit by his wife, expressed thanks to Oman for supporting Libya, in particular for hosting the Constitution Drafting Assembly last year.

A number of regional and international issues were discussed, but the talks focussed strongly on possible economic and investment cooperation between the two countries – reflected in the presence at them of Oman’s ministers of commerce and industry and of agriculture and fisheries. The Omanis were keen to offer Libya their expertise in infrastructure and services.

This was then taken up in talks with leaders of the Omani business community.

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