Narendra Modi in Oman: From meeting Omani businessmen to visiting 125 year old Shiva Temple, here is how PM concluded tour

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Published: February 12, 2018 5:19:00 PM

Prime Minister today attended India-Oman business meeting in Muscat, where he talked about India's economic prowess and the investment opportunities in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday concluded his three-nation visit to Oman, Palestine and UAE. (Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday concluded his three-nation visit to Oman, Palestine and UAE. PM Modi, who arrived here from Dubai on the final leg of his tour, led talks with Sultan Qaboos on a wide range of issues. Prime Minister today attended India-Oman business meeting in Muscat, where he talked about India’s economic prowess and the investment opportunities in the country. He later offered prayers at the Shiva Temple in Muscat – one of the oldest temples in the region, it is situated in Muscat’s Matrah area. Narendra Modi also met the Indian community outside Shiva temple in Muscat. During the day, He also visited Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, which is the biggest mosque in Oman. Later he took to Twitter and shared his experience of visiting the iconic mosque on Twitter. Here are some key takeaways from his visit to the country:

• PM Narendra Modi attended India-Oman business meeting in Muscat.
• He invited Omani businesses to invest in the country as he showcased the government’s initiatives to ensure ease doing of business in “New India”.
• While addressing around 50 Omani chief executives at the Oman-India Business Meet, Modi said that the reforms were aimed at preparing India for the 21st century and make it a global manufacturing hub.
• PM highlighted the opportunities for Omani businesses in India by saying that the country was ushering in a knowledge-based technologically driven society.
• Listing some of the major reforms by the government in the last three years, Modi noted that India had climbed to the third position in the global Start-up Index.
• PM also voiced his appreciation of the Indian expatriates for their contributions to Oman’s development, during his meeting with Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said Al Said.
• Modi met Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said and Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said.
• Modi and the two leaders exchanged views on intensifying ties in the areas of energy, trade and investment, food security, defence and security, mining and other sectors.
• Modi also offered prayers at the 125-year-old Shiva Temple, one of the oldest in the region.
• He also visited the iconic Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the main mosque in Oman
• Prime minister had also addressed the Indian community last night.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplaned for New Delhi from Oman’s Muscat around 2 in the afternoon.

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