Italy and Oman forge links

 ROME -- New opportunities are opening up for small and medium sized Italian businesses, in conjunction with those in Oman, after a videoconference was held.  The economic relations between the two countries are strong and constantly on the rise, as is shown by the 728 million euros in 2015, a rise of over 58 percent compared to the sum in 2014.

 The first videoconference on small and medium sized businesses in Oman and Italy was held last Thursday between the Italian minister for economic development, Federica Guidi, and the Minister for Business and Industry from the Sultanate, Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy.  Guidi had previously met Al Sunaidy during her mission to Muscat in November last year.

 Representatives from various businesses and financial associations were also present at the meeting.  At the heart of the videoconference was the possibility of an agreement between Italian and Omani organisations in various sectors, including; tourism and amusement parks, industrial chemistry, the fishing and agriculture industry, machinery (processing and packaging), mining (stones and marble), renewable energy, and cosmestics.