Sultanate, Belarus hold talks


MINSK - An official session of talks between the Omani side, headed by Sayyid Al Mutassim bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, minister of state and governor of Muscat; and the Belarusian side, headed by Michael Pavlov, chairman of the executive committee and mayor of Minsk, was held here yesterday.

Sayyid Al Mutassim expressed his delight over the landscaping and heritage of the city and praised the relations between the two friendly countries. He also stressed the role of the joint committee of the two countries in cementing the ties in the economic, educational, cultural and other spheres.

The mayor of Minsk expressed his country's readiness to carry out all that could strengthen the cooperation between the two countries.

The minutes of the joint meeting was signed from the Omani side by Mutassim and by Michael Pavlov from the Belarusian side

The session was attended from the Omani side by Khalil bin Abdullah Al Khonji, chairman of the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and a number of officials from the Muscat governorate and it was attended by the deputy mayor and a number of senior officials from the Belarusian side.

Mutassim arrived at Minsk earlier yesterday, on a several days' visit and was received by the deputy mayor of Minsk and a number of officials in the city.