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The first strategic dialogue between the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Singapore was held at the headquarters of the Singaporean Interior Ministry.
The Omani side was headed by Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, Foreign Minister, and Major General Idris bin Abdulrahman Alkindi, Secretary General of the National Security Council of Oman. The Singaporean side was headed by K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, and Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Second Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The two sides affirmed the solid friendship between Oman and Singapore and their desire to strengthen relations between the two countries to serve their common interests.
As a reflection of the development in relations between the two countries, the two sides agreed to raise the level of diplomatic representation between them by upgrading the general consulates in both countries to resident embassies, starting from January 1st of next year.
They also reviewed discussions held in the bilateral and security working groups, covering economic, investment, and cultural cooperation, especially in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food security, and the logistical sector. They also discussed enhancing cooperation in the field of maritime security.
At the end of the dialogue meeting, Oman and Singapore signed two memoranda of understanding, the first in the field of information technology and the second in the field of fish farming and aquaculture.