Delhi, 15 December (H.S): The Sultanate of Oman’s Head of State, Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, is set to commence his three-day state visit to India today. Accompanied by a distinguished delegation of senior ministers and officials, this visit underscores its significant importance.

India and Oman share a deep-rooted friendship built on a foundation of shared history, culture, and economic bonds. The historical ties between the people of India and Oman can be traced back 5,000 years. Diplomatic relations were formally established in 1955, and they were elevated to the status of a strategic partnership in 2008.

This visit represents a pivotal moment in the relationship between the two nations and marks Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s inaugural state visit to India.

Upon his arrival, Sultan Haitham will receive a warm welcome from External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and hold a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House. The itinerary also includes a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, along with a luncheon hosted by PM Modi. This visit serves as an opportunity for both countries to further solidify their cooperation in promoting regional stability and prosperity.

It is noteworthy that Indian Prime Ministers have made frequent visits to Oman, underscoring the strong bonds between the two nations.

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