Sushma meets Oman Foreign Minister

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New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Omani Foreign Affairs Mninister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah here.

“Meeting a close partner from Muscat,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.

Abdullah, who arrived here on Sunday, is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Hamid Ansari later on Monday.

Oman-India trade exceeded $3.86 billion in 2015-16. There are around 688,000 expatriate Indians in Oman.

The Omani minister earlier visited India in February and June 2014. Sushma Swaraj paid a return visit to Oman in February 2015.

–IANS

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